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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

Director:
Richard Linklater
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Comedy/Coming-of-age
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Everybody Wants Some!!
RUNNING TIME
116 minutes
Producer:
Megan Ellison
Richard Linklater
Ginger Sledge
Screenwriter:
Richard Linklater


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jake Bradford Blake Jenner
Jay Juston Street
Kenny Roper Ryan Guzman
Glen McReynolds Tyler Hoechlin
Charlie Willoughby Wyatt Russell
Finnegan "Finn" Glen Powell
Tyrone Plummer Temple Baker
Dale J. Quinton Johnson
Beuter Will Brittain
Beverly Zoey Deutch

 

Review

This feelgood nostalgia trip back to 1980 is designed to tell us something about life as a college freshman on a baseball scholarship, but really tells us more about Richard Linklater's romanticized view of his own youth. The story is too slight and generic to give the film any real identity, and Linklater also fails to give it any sort of narrative drive. Instead he must cling to his "Greatest Hits of 1980" soundtrack and an over-talkative, quasi-philosophical dialogue for effect. With characters who feel more like modern young adults dressed up for a 1980s theme party than actual people from 1980, Everybody Wants Some!! never is able to transcend your run-of-the-mill college flick.

Copyright 05.12.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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