As an investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash, his increasingly confessional series of letters to a vending machine company catch the attention of a customer service rep with whom he forms an unlikely connection.
When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
The movie title and the song played during the preview (Everybody Wants Some!!) is from the rock band Van Halen. It's taken from their 1980 album "Women and Children First". See more »
When Jake goes to Beverly's dorm room she drinks a can of Dr. Pepper. The can is a modern can with a stay-tab and indented drinking lip rather than the straight-walled, pull-tab can that existed in 1980. See more »
Richard Linklater splashed on the scene with Dazed and Confused, a movie that depicted the wild late 1970s from the high school and early college perspective. That movie was a fun romp with iconic characters, enjoyable upon second and third viewings.
Everybody Wants Some!! is a non-sequel set in the early 1980s, and instead of a one-night romp, we get a three-day romp that is nothing but a heteronormative beer-fest in search of sex. Yes, everyone on the baseball team is so straight and so attracted to women that they think and talk about women all the time. And the women? They're all straight, too, and while they play coy, they want dudes just as badly.
That's not to say the movie isn't fun at times and not without laughs. But Dazed and Confused had a more realistic feel. Everybody Wants Some!! is a puerile fantasy that never goes anywhere meaningful. There's no lessons learned, not even on the first day of school, because we're all too tired to keep our heads up after the meandering weekend mess.
The performances are fine for a cast of heretofore relatively unknowns. There are a couple of missteps, but overall these dudes will likely be in other movies, likely about chasing tail.
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