Richard Linklater revisits the 1980s
Known for his fondness for coming-of-age-stories like the celebrated Boyhood and the seminal Dazed and Confused, acclaimed director Richard Linklater takes us on a scenic nostalgia ride with this informal sequel to the previous two films. Beginning where he left off, Everybody Wants Some!! (a Van Halen reference) follows freshmen baseball players at a small Texas college during their first days on campus as they settle in, get drunk and chase girls. Echoing Dazed and Confused, where he used (then) unknown actors to portray high school grads in 1976, Linklater eschews big stars for fresh talent, with ensemble leader Bruce Jenner in particular looking very promising.