American Graffiti Reviews
Nostalgic, funny, and relatable, American Graffiti provides a smart look at teens in the 60s.
It works on every level, it is simply perfect! How could it have been any better? Storyline,soundtrack,characters ..everything about it is just..perfect.
Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfus and Ron Howard lead an all star cast. Also the music definitely deserves mentioning.
This film is light sweet fantasy and dreamy small-talk magic that has quietly become culturally iconic. It's a tiny glimpse of some good in being young in 50s America.
Chock full with vibrancy, awkward hilarity, high school angst, all within a day and night of small town cruising, except with all the little nuances that let the audience share in each moment.
No matter your age, you get to laugh, and you get to sense nostalgia. And especially the power of little, memorable moments.
No wonder it kicked off all the wildly successful tv series: Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy, and gave us the indelible Fonz!
And the list of players here is clearly a who's who of Hollywood successes. Especially the smaller roles w Harrison Ford and Susanna Somers in the smallest of bits.
A quiet, low budget, all-American triumph.
5 out of 5 horn-rimmed glasses