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Everybody Wants Some!! [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [2016]

  • SKU: 5387003
  • Release Date: 07/12/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (125 out of 144)

    Special Features


    • Baseball players can dance
    • Everybody Wants Some!! more stuff that's not in the movie
    • History 101: Stylin' the '80s
    • Rickipedia
    • Skills videos
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Dubbed a "spiritual sequel" to his 1993 coming-of-age/hangout film Dazed and Confused, Everybody Wants Some!! finds writer/director Richard Linklater shifting his focus from high schoolers in 1976 to college life in 1980. Freshman Jake (Blake Jenner) is the newest addition to the baseball team at a small Texas college, and he is quickly swept up in the rowdy, competitive atmosphere of the house where the entire squad lives. As he and the other players crash one party after the next in search of a good time (and good-looking gals), he finds himself falling in love with an artsy student named Beverly (Zoey Deutch). Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell, J. Quinton Johnson, Will Brittain, and Juston Street co-star in this hilarious comedy, which made its world premiere at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Blake Jenner
      Blake Jenner - Jake
    • Tyler Hoechlin
      Tyler Hoechlin - McReynolds
    • Wyatt Russell
      Wyatt Russell - Willoughby
    • Ryan Guzman
      Ryan Guzman - Roper
    • Zoey Deutch
      Zoey Deutch - Beverly



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the year's best

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      DDunnDatBoi
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      I love how people do absolutely no research before investing time and money into a movie and then go and crud all over it because they didn't know what they were getting into! If you've ever seen a Linklater film, you'll know that many of them are realistic character studies. They deal with interpersonal relationships and existentialism. They famously have very little "story" elements that characterize modern cinema and that is why many people are drawn to his films. Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, even all his Ethan Hawke movies are based solely in providing the experience of real life reflected back at the viewer. He makes you forget who you are for a while and let's you wholly experience someone else's ego, id, fears, hopes, and triumphs. Everybody Wants Some!! does everything good Linklater films do. It engrosses, it engages, it has a deep love and respect for it's characters while not praising their actions or condemning them. It exists as a snapshot of these people at this time in this location doing what they do. Now here's where the backlash from most reviewers comes from; this film is about a college baseball team in Texas in 1980, and the ultra competitive, beer swilling, girl chasing, partying that accompanies said team. If you dislike machismo, or competition, or sports, or partying, or think anything relating to being dude-bro-jock-frat types is a horrific societal crime, then DON'T WATCH THIS FILM!!! I think people have targeted this movie and are using it as a platform to make their stand against competitive male behavior. If that bothers you, you need to think about why confident, good looking men who get laid, make you uncomfortable. It says much more about you than them or the filmmaker. I found the film to be completely enjoyable, totally relatable (my uncle literally met my aunt in 1980 by cruising around in his car talking to girls), the characters realistic (with some slight touches of fantasy: most college freshman aren't nearly as put together as the male and female lead roles) and their interactions and experiences fun, empathetic, and life-affirming. The year 1980 was awesomely represented through the bars, dress, and music (fantastic use of Pink Floyd's deep cut "Fearless"). The acting was excellent and many times through the movie I found myself saying, "That guy needs to get more work!" There are some existential conversations that speak to Linklater's love of the topic but then with nary a second thought he brilliantly concedes to the meat-headedness of a college ballplayer by giving the dumbest member of the crew these lines; "Who ARE all these people?...Like I know what we're doing here. We're playing baseball. But what are all these other guys doing here?...They'll just be some dude with some job..." Linklater also does a good job of giving individual personalities to each member of the team beyond the normal, "he's the funny guy, he's the sweet guy, he's the ladies man, he's the narcissist". They all humble each other daily which makes them a team with no overt pretentions or animosity (except in the case of the new pitcher who swears he can throw 95 mph!) just a desperation to win and really gives a realistic sense of team and living dynamics. In closing, if you enjoy Linklater's earlier works you'll have no problems with Everybody Wants Some!!. If you need a traditional three act Hollywood comedy full of ridiculously over the top antics look elsewhere. If you hate any semblance of competitive male-ness, stay far away! If you want to experience three days in the lives of this college baseball team from Texas in 1980 check this out! I was thoroughly entertained and not at all disappointed! Highly recommended to anyone who knows what they're getting into

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      Steve
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      Richard Linklater has made a sort of spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused and Boyhood with his newest film, Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! is about a group of college baseball players and the times they spend together in the final weekend before class begins. The main character is Jake (played by Blake Jenner), a freshman pitcher who arrives to college. It feels like a sequel to Dazed and Confused in the sense that it is the same kind of feel and spirit, and that it is more about spending time with the characters. At the same time, it is sort of a sequel to Boyhood in that this film starts in a similar way where Boyhood ended, which is the main character meeting his new roommates and a girl. The rest of the cast is fun all around. The standouts of the teammates are Glen Powell, Tyler Hoechlin, and Wyatt Russell. Also standing out is Zoey Deutch who plays Beverly, a fellow freshman and performing arts major who notices Jake and vice versa.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hilarious and fun movie!

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      callahan09
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      Personally, I loved this movie. A lot of people seem to think it was pointless and they didn't like the characters, but I loved it. I thought it was hilarious and the characters were all very different from each other and unique in modern movies as well. People seem to think the movie is unrealistic and that nobody ever actually acted this way, but I beg to differ and think this is an incredibly believable movie with lifelike characters. The criticism this movie gets is confusing to me. Maybe it's a love it or hate it thing? Or a generational thing? I dunno. But I love this movie, and can watch it any time, over and over again!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worthy "spiritual successor" to "Dazed & Confused"

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      Zakko
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      Richard Linklater returns to Texas of the past and explores a pivotal moment in the lives of young adults. This time, the year is 1980 (not 1977) and the action unfolds at an unnamed Texas university. A group of baseball players, some veterans, some freshmen, bond over a manic weekend before classes start. Glen Powell as Finn steals the movie, though he is ably supported by Blake Jenner as the wide-eyed rookie, and Tyler Hoechlin as the supremely talented, if slightly unhinged, MacReynolds. This movie slaps a smile on your face and and keeps it there throughout.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An average film

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      Vidman31
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      Dazed and Confused is easily one of my favorite comedies and coming of age type movies. I was really looking forward to this effort from Linklater as it appeared to be a spiritual successor to Dazed. Although not a bad film, this one lacked a quality that elevated Dazed to greatness status. Maybe with a couple repeat viewings my tune will change, but for now I would only recommend this film to die hard Dazed fans.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Throwback Bigtime

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      CobraSVT
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      I mean this movie ooozed with Nastalgia for me. The music. The interactions. The work they put in to making you feel like you were watching a movie of that time. Put it this way, I came to the realization from some comments my wife was making that she actually thought it was an old movie! I couldn't just tell her. I actually had to prove to her it was a new movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      1980's Fun

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      Movinpix73
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      Purchased this being a fan of Richard Linklater's ( Before Sunrise trilogy & School of Rock). This film was an unofficial sequel to Dazed and Confused. Moving from the 70's into the 80's. This one may not have the hype and cult following as its predecessor. But deserves to be watched and appreciated. I thought it was quite fun and rewarding.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A sequel?

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      ruben
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      I have seen Dazed and Confused so many different times over the years. My favorite about the South (next to Gone w/t Wind), if I might say that. "Dazed" was about entering high school, while this one was about starting college. Hence I thought, a sequel? Among other similarities was another stoner; anyone? I have watched this movie and have plans to watch it again.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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