TRY and tell me that this movie is not the best movie ever!
I can still watch it 10 years later and it rocks so hard. But, for different reasons now. I pick up on comments that I never got before, being a teenager. Now, I'm in awe of how they so perfectly captured that early twenty angst. I realize how much I took away from this movie and incorporated into my own personality for good - the sarcasm, the phrases, the definition of irony, my VIEW ON LIFE.
Just when I think Ethan Hawke is a has been and I have no interest in him, I see this movie and remember. Ah, yes. I remember. Brilliant tortured soul. Saying things like this,:
"Life is just a random lottery of meaningless tragedies and a series of near escapes."
And Janeane Garofolo! Her comic timing is perfection.
"I just realized I am now manager of The Gap. I'm responsible for alllll those t-shirts. French cut. V-neck. Ribbed. What have you. Duuude, I'm in trouble."
Is the scene of them dancing in the convenience store to "My Sharona" not priceless?
And Ben Stiller could not have captured "awkward yuppie hypocrite" better. Could not.
Winona - you can steal all the Barney shirts you want. You will always be queen in my book.
The dialogue is sheer brilliance. If you have not experienced this movie recently, watch it today. Remember what used to speak to you.You. Me. Five bucks. Good conversation. That is what's it's still all about my friends.