Texas small-town teens in the summer of 1976, breaking free in muscle cars on the last day of school. Richard Linklater gets the Seventies details right – including how these kids spend practically every minute blazing to Aerosmith and Foghat, arguing about aliens, sex and how much weed George Washington smoked.
Stoniest moment: Matthew McConaughey shows up as Wooderson, a guru behind the wheel of his beloved hot rod Melba Toast, cruising to the next fiesta: "The older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man. L-i-v-i-n."