Everybody Wants Some!! tells the story of a group of college baseball players navigating their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
After Boyhood, director Richard Linklater’s follow up film would always be something that would struggle to compete with. I really struggled wanting to see this film – there was nothing that really attracted me to seeing this film. It seemed misogynistic at times and hardly comedic, more of a guys guys film as the characters try to come into themselves.
Linklater is known for his films documenting his characters rising into adult hood starting withDazed and Confused set in the 70s documenting the high school to early college experience.Everybody Wants Some!! seems like the unofficial sequel set over three days before college that is basically a alcohol infused search for sex that seems nothing more than a unrealistic fantasy that goes nowhere and has absolutely no meaning with no lessons learned after a meandering mess of a weekend the team embarks on. While a lot of the film his films seem the same, this one is a little worse for wear.
The thing is, I would run a mile or more away from the characters this film is about and always will. They’re unrelatable and avoidable, sexist and misogynistic filled with bullying and alpha males who can’t get enough of themselves.
The one thing the film really has going for it is that that soundtrack is amazing but all I can is that not everybody wants some.