Screened as part of NZIFF 2016

Everybody Wants Some!! 2016

Directed by Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater follows Boyhood by recalling his own first days at college in this hilarious, deeply relaxed comedy about male bonding, set in the bars, discos, parties and frat houses of 1980 Austin.

USA In English
117 minutes DCP
R16 (drug use, sexual references and offensive language)

Director/Screenplay

Producers

Megan Ellison
,
Ginger Sledge
,
Richard Linklater

Photography

Shane F. Kelly

Editor

Sandra Adair

Production designer

Bruce Curtis

Costume designer

Kari Perkins

With

Blake Jenner (Jake)
,
Zoey Deutch (Beverly)
,
Ryan Guzman (Roper)
,
Glen Powell (Finnegan)
,
J. Quinton Johnson (Dale Douglas)
,
Wyatt Russell (Willoughby)
,
Austin Amelio (Nesbit)
,
Temple Baker (Tyrone Plummer)
,
Will Brittain (Beuter)
,
Tyler Hoechlin (McReynolds)
,
Tanner Kalina (Brumley)
,
Juston Street (Jay Niles)
,
Forrest Vickery (Coma)

Festivals

SXSW 2016

“Can there be any doubt by now that Richard Linklater is America’s most relaxed and quietly ambitious filmmaker? After all but reinventing the coming-of-age movie with his 12-years-in-the-making Boyhood… the director now serves up a deceptively simple comedy.

Everybody Wants Some!! is about nothing more (or less) than the weekend shenanigans that transpire on a Texas college campus in August 1980. The school’s rowdy baseball team returns, welcoming freshman pitcher Jake (Blake Jenner, a clear-eyed find) with the kind of genial hazing – ‘fuck-with-ery’, the newbie calls it – that brings to mind Linklater’s Dazed and Confused (NZIFF94). Bongs will be lit. Pink Floyd will be discussed.

But amid the squad’s constant game playing (and knuckle flicking and disco dancing and co-ed hunting), Linklater embarks on yet another subtle narrative experiment, this one clothed in the tube socks and the deliriously perfect pop songs of the era… After incorporating so much bro-centric bickering, Linklater widens out to include the drama students and one special thespian (Zoey Deutch) who, on her lonesome, sends the movie into Boyhood’s euphoric zone of incipient adulthood.

It’s Linklater in a nostalgic mood – but also his most deeply felt piece of growing up.” Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out

“It’s hard to imagine another filmmaker who could invest the lives of straight, middle-class, norm-y, aggressively bro-y, immaculately groomed college sports jocks with a sense of vital anarchy and resounding humanity.” John Semley, Globe & Mail