EVERYBODY WANTS SOME REVIEWED
“Everybody Wants Some” is the spiritual sequel to “Dazed and Confused”. While that movie has become a 90s time capsule wank to 1976. This film wants to achieve the same thing about a period four years later, but with 23 years of distance. Does that seem crazy on a long enough timeline? When I get on these tangents, I feel myself aging by decades.
The film works as yet another timely look at youth finding themselves in a new environment. By taking his focus out of Lee High and placing it in a Texas college, Linklater has more room to flow. The world of collegiate baseball is just set dressing that brings together our cast. It’s a paper thin world that’s nothing more than a means to stay in the life and go to college. But, these guys just want to win and chase tail.
There’s something about that ending and how Linklater chose to end “Boyhood” that just keeps blowing my mind. When you see a director so confidently wrap up a grand plot…your jaw drops. Those final moments are becoming a Linklater trademark, as he flexes his ability to capitalize two or more hours of material in a final minute. That’s real talent and I’ll forever be in awe of the man. This is one of the best of 2016.
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MEET THE STARS
Tyler Hoechlin most recently starred in Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, which follows a group of college baseball players during a memorable weekend in 1980. Hoechlin also starred in four seasons of MTV’s hit series TEEN WOLF and will appear in the third installment of the FIFTY SHADES OF GREY film series and as Superman/Clark Kent in the second season of the CW’s SUPERGIRL. He began playing baseball at the age of 7.
In addition to his stand-out performance in director Richard Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, Glen Powell’s film credits include the hit comedy RIDE ALONG 2, the action-packed EXPENDABLES 3, and the dramatic thriller MISCONDUCT alongside Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. On television, he recently appeared on Fox’s hit show SCREAM QUEENS.
Quinton Johnson landed his first major film role in Richard Linklater’s ensemble comedy EVERYBODY WANTS SOME while still a student at the University of Texas. He recently completed work in the upcoming musical re-imagining of the 1987 film DIRTY DANCING and will next be seen on the upcoming AMC series THE SON. He is currently developing and composing multiple musical theater projects for the stage and screen.
A former professional baseball pitcher, Juston Street has accumulated diverse film credits including Richard Linklater’s EVERYBODY WANTS SOME; the sports biopic COURAGE, in which he played his own father, legendary University of Texas quarterback James Street; and Peter Berg’s upcoming DEEPWATER HORIZON starring Mark Wahlberg.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track