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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 2016 (Russia)
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In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

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Richard Linklater
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2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Jenner ... Jake
Juston Street ... Jay
Ryan Guzman ... Roper
Tyler Hoechlin ... McReynolds
Wyatt Russell ... Willoughby
Glen Powell ... Finnegan
Temple Baker ... Plummer
J. Quinton Johnson ... Dale
Will Brittain ... Beuter
Courtney Tailor ... Sorority Girl #1
Taylor Murphy ... Sorority Girl #2
Christina Burdette ... Cute Coed #1
Zoey Deutch ... Beverly
Sophia Ali ... Beverly's Roommate
Austin Amelio ... Nesbit
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Storyline

In Texas in the fall of 1980, college freshman Jake Bradford, a hotshot pitcher in high school, moves into an off-campus house with other members of the college baseball team. He meets several teammates, including his roommate Billy, who has been nicknamed "Beuter" because of his Deep Southern accent. He joins Finnegan, Roper, Dale, and Plummer cruising the campus by car, looking for women..

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From Writer/Director Richard Linklater Comes The Spiritual Sequel To Dazed and Confused See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug use and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2016 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Dazed and Confused 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

San Marcos, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$312,355, 3 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,369,431, 15 May 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from August 28 to September 1, 1980. See more »

Goofs

One of the ads at the baseball field features State Farm's contemporary logo. See more »

Quotes

Plummer: I wish I had a tail
[to Himself]
Plummer: F**k, that would be awesome
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits have a rap by all team members halfway through the credits. They show the whole Sound Machine set and some backstage areas. See more »

Connections

References The Twilight Zone: Still Valley (1961) See more »

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Whip It
Written by Gerald V. Casale (as Gerald Casale) and Mark Mothersbaugh
Performed by Devo
Published by BMG VM Music Ltd / Devo Music c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the smartest comedies in years.
18 April 2016 | by jdesandoSee all my reviews

"Don't be afraid to let the experience find you." Willoughby (Wyatt Russell)

Everybody Wants Some!! is a real comedy, not some reality show knock off about college athletes gone bad. It's 1980, it feels like 1980, and the kids are full of 1980's optimism expressed in their passion for baseball and hot chicks. The "experience" the very high, hippie philosopher Willoughby promotes in the quote above comes for most at college, where new experiences find and transform.

The hero is Jake (Blake Jenner), a freshman pitcher joining the rest of the college baseball team in one of their two houses provided off campus, conveniently unsupervised. He represents the youthful idealism of a former high-school star athlete on scholarship at a small south Texas college. Linklater's plot is so charmingly rambling, like his favorite pinball motif, that character development is acceptably absent. With the pastiche of pranks that serve as episodes, seriousness can't prevail anymore than it did in Linklater's classic, Dazed and Confused.

The most interesting character has to be Finn (Glen Powell), the ladies' man spouting Linklater aphorisms like the one above. He's a woman-con who nevertheless comes out with thoughts for life amidst his clowning.

What makes this film different is that from the beginning these wisecracking jocks know they're not going to be picked up by the pros, but they still talk about that happening with the right realistic attitude. Director Richard Linklater, coming off his Oscar-nominated Boyhood, in which he showed unique insight into a growing boy, now paints a portrait of young men quickly transitioning into men who know what's up.

During this coming of age story, the players play at college life with the same gusto they show for their sport, not always scoring but always in pursuit, as if both games were evidence of their right to success, an American characteristic to be sure. Seeing a possible scout painting a house near the playing field, the realization is that he may not be a scout. All everybody can infer is it's good to be ready when any of life's "scouts" should come by.

The wit is omnipresent and occasionally brilliant, evidenced by these two insults: dipshitification and fuckwithery—used more than once to put someone down and toughen up at the same time.

Amidst Twilight Zone VHS's, Van Halen, and Carl Sagan, Linklater has returned us to 1980). And dare I say it, gives a good name to nostalgia.


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