Directed by George Lucas
I know it is an extremely unpopular opinion to dislike anything that George Lucas touches, but I found this movie to be an incredible bore. Angsty teens living in a small town...where have we seen that before? I didn't like it in The Last Picture Show and I didn't like it here. I prefer my bildungsroman to come from Dickens, thanks.
Teenage boys aren't content with their accessible girlfriends so they chase impossible ideals. I don't have to watch this on the big screen; I went to high school. As a side note, I swear I saw James Franco in this one. Don't ask me how, but he was there.
So like I said, this film is a bit of a drag. Maybe men will better relate to this film but I found all the characters obnoxious and the main character's dilemma absolutely insane.
Wanted to like it, but just couldn't manage it.
Shot in sequence.
George Lucas missed his high school reunion to work on this film.
#62 in AFI's top 100.