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Watch: Matthew McConaughey Reprises David Wooderson From 'Dazed & Confused' In Video For Butch Walker's "Synthesizers"

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 20, 2012 at 4:10PM

It was just this week around the Playlist watercooler that we were talking about the awesomeness of Matthew McConaughey. That the guy is a charisma machine is without question, but his skills as an actor often go underappreciated. Last year's hit "The Lincoln Lawyer" was only watchable because of McConaughey (plus bonus points to Shea Whigham however), with the actor selling the smarmy, slick lawyer so winningly we wanted to see where (the increasingly absurd and pretty dumb) case and story went. And even when he wallows in dull rom-coms, he's still the best thing around, and dare we say, "Failure To Launch" has enough McConaughey Moments (as we like to call them) to make it worth a (very drunken) watch.
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Matthew McConaughey Dazed & Confused

It was just this week around the Playlist watercooler that we were talking about the awesomeness of Matthew McConaughey. That the guy is a charisma machine is without question, but his skills as an actor often go underappreciated. Last year's hit "The Lincoln Lawyer" was only watchable because of McConaughey (plus bonus points to Shea Whigham however), with the actor selling the smarmy, slick lawyer so winningly we wanted to see where (the increasingly absurd and pretty dumb) case and story went. And even when he wallows in dull rom-coms, he's still the best thing around, and dare we say, "Failure To Launch" has enough McConaughey Moments (as we like to call them) to make it worth a (very drunken) watch.

So, McConaughey reprising his iconic high school girl loving character of David Wooderson from "Dazed & Confused"? Fuck yes. That it's in service of the pretty tepid "Synthesizers" song by Butch Walker And The Black Widows is a bit disappointing, so too is the fact that they don't give him much to do but party in a club (really?). Guess the budget for this video was fairly small. But until that long talked about "Dazed & Confused" sequel "That's What I'm Talking About" gets off the ground (if it ever does) this will have to do, we suppose.

Anyway, give it a spin below. And in case you're wondering, Richard Linklater approves. [via THR]

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