In spite of warnings that American Graffiti was a lame early George Lucas production, I ventured forth, knowing my Mom who grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s of which the story is set, would at least appreciate the time travel. And of course, I’ll show my bias for all the 1970 movie stars, most notably my man crush on Richard Dreyfuss. But I did not think American Graffiti was lame, to the contrary, I felt it was quite sweet.
Now, that’s not to say I wasn’t worried at the beginning since it seemed like a yuck yuck shallow affair, but the aforementioned Richard D. (Oscar winner), Paul LeMat (3 time Golden Globe winner), Mackenzie Phillips, Cindy Williams, Ronny Howard and Charlie Martin Smith brought the slice of California teenage night life to a mildly moving story.
Well worth seeing on the big screen as a feel good movie.