Everybody Wants Some!!

Richard Linklater made a movie called Dazed and Confused, after the Led Zeppelin song, about high school kids partying on the last day of school. His new movie is called Everybody Wants Some!!, after the Van Halen song, about college kids partying on the first day of school.

Like most Linklater films there is lots of chatter. In this case the bros in the movie are members of the best collegiate baseball team in Texas, and they talk about sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, as well as much else, as they compete in everything they do.

I haven’t seen Dazed and Confused in a long time, so I won’t compare the two movies. What I can say for sure is that Everybody Wants Some!! is warm and funny and exuberant, brilliant and surprisingly deep in an offhanded and precise way (with beer and a bong). Highly recommended.

Plus, it got me to hear My Sharona with fresh ears. Not bad.

2 thoughts on “Everybody Wants Some!!

  1. Loved “Dazed And Confused.” Very close to my high school experience, except the music was lame Supertramp and Kansas and Styx and Billy Joel, not cool KISS and Foghat and Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, like in the movie.

    Everything I read about this new movie sounds great, but every clip I see looks really lame.

    I guess I must see it if Peter recommends it.

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