I don’t know why this film resonated with me so much, but it really, really did. Watching these characters in these kind of social situations struck a chord with me. After all, I’m another teenager trying to make the most of the moment and to not become overwhelmed by the prospect of adulthood and college.
The film doesn’t really follow a plot, you just get to watch the ensemble throughout various times doing their last-day-of-school shenanigans, and I think that’s a beautiful way of telling the story. Sometimes life’s just that, a recollection of events not tied to a single, coherent storyline.
This film can appeal to young people by the same reasons it appealed to me and it can appeal to adults through the nostalgia factor. It’s an all around feel-good and have-fun flick.
And as Matthew McConaughey’s iconic character said, “you just gotta keep livin’”.