The Kids are Alright, Alright, Alright – What Became of the Dazed and Confused Graduates?

It’s now over a quarter-of-a-century since the hazy Texan night of Richard Linklater’s seminal coming-of-age slice of life, Dazed and Confused. A final day of high school classic that blazed a trail for the likes of Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart.

An ode to the power of time, particularly the moments we choose to cling to in order to define who we’ll become, or those that keep us in a perpetual state of stagnation. Youth has never felt as fleetingly powerful as it does during this dusk till dawn of hazing, smoking, and partying. It is released on Blu-ray today with a slew of new director-approved special features on the Criterion Collection – the best in the business.

The film ends with a sunrise drive towards the horizon in order to collect Aerosmith tickets, Linklater positioning its major characters on the cusp of rest of their lives. So while
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