SXSW Film Review | Everybody Wants Some
4.5Overall Score

Set in the world of 1980s college life, Everybody Wants Some follows a college baseball freshman in his first weekend of school as he experiences his new lifestyle with his hard-partying meathead teammates as they navigate their way through unsupervised young adulthood. Basically, its a college movie with drinking, sex and drugs.

 

Richard Linklater’s long-awaited spiritual “sequel” to Dazed and Confused delivers a masterpiece of college debauchery with it’s ensemble cast. The film explores the perverted moments of freedom after our teenage years as we enter the world of college adulthood when a house of sin, heavy booze, babes, and sports, ruled the life of young men. This is coming of age comedy is easily Linklater’s funniest film since Dazed, as he reigns king of comedic ensemble story-telling.

 

The film feels like it’s two-parts fantasy and two-parts fond memories of Linklater’s college glory years. Call me a sucker for his form of story telling but I fall for it every time, only to walk away wishing I was part of the real life version of it. Linklater apparently did a lot of partying in his high school and college days and one can easily tell he loves to relive those old times only to encourage a new generation of party animals today.  The film is slated to hit theaters this April.

 

 

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