Sunday, April 17, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!!

★★★★★ | A Review by Cameron Kanachki

"Do you notice everything around here is a competition?" That's a hilarious quote from Blake Jenner in Everybody Wants Some!!, one of the funniest films of the decade. Jenner plays Jake Bradford, a freshman at Southeast Texas University in 1980. He is a new pitcher for the baseball team. When he gets to the dorm house for baseball players, he meets his teammates: Kenny Roeper (played by Ryan Guzman); Glen McReynolds (played by Tyler Hoechlin); Finnegan (played by Glen Powell); Billy Autrey, AKA Beuter Perkins (played by Will Brittain); Coma (played by Forrest Vickery); Plummer (played by Temple Baker); Brumley (played by Tanner Kalina); Nesbitt (played by Austin Amelio); Dale (played by J. Quinton Johnson), along with 2 transfers: Willoughby (played by Wyatt Russell), a stoner from California; & Niles (played by Juston Street), a kid from Detroit with a 95 mph fastball  & an extremely arrogant attitude. Jake also becomes infatuated with Beverly (played by Zoey Deutch), a performing arts major. Eventually, all of them try to make the most of their last 5 days before class starts.

The film was hilariously amazing. The acting was excellent, considering that they were all virtual unknowns, & I expect great things from the cast in the future. The direction & screenplay from Richard Linklater was brilliant, & I think it's one of his best films, along with 1993's Dazed & Confused, & 2014's Boyhood. And the soundtrack is excellent, & is definitely the best film soundtrack since the 2000 classic film Almost Famous. This is an excellent film, & one of Richard Linklater's best films.

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