EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! (MA15+)
US, 117 min
In late 2014, prolific American filmmaker Richard Linklater unveiled Boyhood, a gently epic dramatic portrait of the first 18 years of life. Now Linklater returns with a light and loose comedy mounted on a smaller scale. The time span covered here falls just short of four days. However, Everybody
Wants Some!! does have a link to Boyhood in that it shares the same relaxed, unhurried view of the world. There is a natural flow of conversation and energy coursing between the featured characters of both films. The year is 1980. Jake (Blake Jenner) is a freshman student with designs on making the baseball squad at his new college home in Texas. What follows is three days and nights of undistilled male bonding, conducted by young gents at a certain stage in life where they are no longer boys, but still some way off becoming men. The evocative results Linklater consistently achieves continue to speak for themselves.