Folks who have seen writer/director Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!! have called it a spiritual sequel to his modern classic Dazed and Confused, a trend that our own Perri Nemiroff was a bit dismissive of until she had a chance to see it for herself at SXSW. There’s certainly a Dazed vibe in the new red-band trailer for Linklater’s latest, which takes place in the 80s rather than the 1970s. I’m not particularly sold on this movie from the trailer alone since it looks like a film about the types of people I avoided in both high school and college.
And yet I put a lot of stock in both Linklater’s work and our own reviewers’ opinions, so I know that there’s much more beneath the surface of this film than simple college jock antics. What’s perhaps the most interesting draw to this movie–one that’s not completely made clear in this trailer–is that the narrative isn’t a typical “boy meets girl, boy gets girl” story, but rather just a slice of the 80s that audience members get to live in for a short while. The trailer, just like the movie, nails the music though. That’s enough of a hook to pique my interest.
Starring Will Brittain, Zoey Deutch, Ryan Anthony Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, and Wyatt Russell, Everybody Wants Some!! opens April 15th. Take a look at the red-band trailer for Everybody Wants Some!! below:
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.
For more on Everybody Wants Some!!, take a look at our recent coverage below:
- ‘Everybody Wants Some’ Review: True Successor to ‘Dazed and Confused’ | SXSW 2016
- Watch Our Countdown of the Most Anticipated Paramount Movies of 2016
- ‘Everybody Wants Some’ Trailer Reveals Linklater’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Spiritual Sequel
- Richard Linklater’s ‘Everybody Wants Some’ to Premiere at SXSW 2016