Yes, it's dated. It might be cheesy. But it still never ceases to inspire me to try a little harder to live my life a little better.
The music is still amazing!
I grew up on this, and love it!
I was lucky enough to be out of the country during the hype of this film, so when I saw it it was not with everyone else and therefore not influenced by the anti hype.
As such, the film is brilliant, raw, and could not possibly be made better. Furthermore, it has been mimicked and imitated too many times to count, and stands as a patriarch to the new variety of docu-drama.