Richard Linklater has shared some fantastic movies over the years, but Everybody Wants Some may be the movie that hits a home run for many in and around my generation.

A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

 

Linklater got a lot of attention for last year’s Boyhood – a film that took 12 years to make, and his trilogy of Before films, but most of us know him from Dazed and Confused, the quintessential stoner movie. Linklater knows how to strike a cord with viewers by targeting memories of days gone by and playing on the emotions of those who lived during the time period covered in his films.

Incidentally, though the film is targeting “the ’80s” the title of the movie is from the Van Halen song of the same name, which came out in 1980, so for the protagonists, they are definitely the children of the ’60s and ’70s now coming of age at the dawn of the weirdest decade. Additionally, it looks like the lead is a freshman at college in 1980, which means he was probably a freshman in high school in 1976, the same year that Dazed and Confused took place.

Will you see Everybody Wants Some when it arrives on April 15th?

 

 

 

 

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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  1. December 24, 2015 at 10:21 am — Reply

    I’m intrigued enough to give it a watch. I’m not getting my expectations up, but it does look like it will be a fun movie.

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