Empire Records ❤
I loved it then and I loved it now. It shaped my adolescent and teenage existence, getting me through the tumultous years of junior high and high school. I see myself in every character. I see my friends in every character. It taught me to appreciate the eclectic diversity amongst my inner circle– and launched an entire generation of young people’s desire to work in a record store.
“You listen to me! You’re so special and you’re so talented and you have everything it takes! You have MORE than everything it takes and you’re REALLY stupid because you don’t know that. And I know you don’t love me anymore, and I know that I blew it but at least I know that, and if you don’t go to art school and if you don’t understand how special you are then you know nothing! And I did love you, and I still… only I didn’t realize that it really was love because it was more than love and it wasn’t just some stupid feeling in my stomach like everything else and I’ll never love anybody as much as you and I hate you! I hate you!”