So, with summer coming you might be thinking, what am I going to do when all my friends are on vacation and I am sitting at home playing on my phone because I can’t stand the heat. Worry not because I have some amazing movies to get you more excited about summer.
Dazed and Confused:
This film perfectly captures the magical vibe of the 70s featuring an ensemble cast of future Hollywood big names & celebrating the restless spirit of high-school life in an unapologetic manner, Dazed and Confused is a funny, affectionate & expertly crafted coming-of-age drama that covers the adventures of various groups of teenagers during their last day of school in the summer of 1976.
Do The Right Thing:
‘Do the Right Thing’ directed by Spike Lee, is a prime example of the power of humour in film. Lee uses it to make a strong commentary of society and race in America. Written and directed by Lee we’re pushed into a world that is full of heat and constant neighbourhood dynamics. Released in 1989 this film provides a snapshot in the lives of a predominantly black community in the neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York. Using humour as a gateway to other more profound themes isn’t a new technique, but Lee uses many motifs in the film which emphasize the social landscape these characters live in. Whether it is the use of rap music, to fashion, all the elements come together to form some form of symbolism.
The film is told through the perspective of our main character Tom, who grew up watching fairy tales and unrealistic Hollywood romance movies and believes in true love and especially in the concept of ‘The One’. He loves architecture but did not following his dream. He’s stuck at a boring job and he’s not doing anything for his situation. But then one day he saw a girl name Summer, she was the new assistant of his boss. And then by the Hollywood rule just by the first looks (keep in mind that he knows nothing about her, not even her name) he falls for her and he believes that he found ‘The One’. Summer on the other hand is free spirited more practical and may be little cold. She doesn’t even believe in love. She’s afraid of being in relationship. In her childhood her parents got divorced, this incident made a deep emotional scar on her. This is the story of these two vastly different people and how they’re both going to impact each other’s life.
After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys’ adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.
Joe Toy, on the verge of adulthood, finds himself increasingly frustrated by the attempts of his single father, Frank, to manage his life. After a family game night that ends with Joe calling the cops on Frank for false reasons, Joe declares freedom once and for all, and escapes to a clearing he found in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, who was also sick of his life at home with his annoying and seemingly lame parents, and a strange kid named Biaggio who just happened to tag along. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods. Joe claims himself and Biaggio to be the hunters, while Patrick goes off to gather fruit.
In this update of a 1961 film, twins Annie and Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) are strangers until happenstance unites them. The preteen girls’ divorced parents, Nick (Dennis Quaid) and Elizabeth (Natasha Richardson), are living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, each with one child. After meeting at camp, American Hallie and British-raised Annie engineer an identity swap, giving both the chance to spend time with the parent they’ve missed. If the scheme works, it might just make the family whole again.