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Highly Suspect Reviews: Everybody Wants Some

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It’s been 23 years since director/writer Richard Linklater’s seminal “Dazed and Confused” remembered so distinctly the last day of high school in 1976. But in his new “Everybody Wants Some”, it’s like only 4 years have passed as he takes a new group of talented young actors and places them in the first few days before college begins in 1980. Cited as a spiritual sequel to “Dazed” (and to “Boyhood” to boot), this story follows the members of a college baseball team as they suss out college life before classes even start. And to give you the full spectrum of age-related responses, reviewing the film we have Chris Herman (too young to remember when any of this was happening) and Chris Cox (just the right age to remember all of it).

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Neil Kelly

    Even though this sounds “relatively” good, I’m still very willing to give it a viewing. I would have preferred if it was a day-in-the-life narrative like Dazed and Confused was, but still sounds like there’s entertainment to be found here.

    • While the film isn’t doing anything groundbreaking or original, it’s still worth seeing for the humor and the performances.

    • Chris Cox

      It is pretty much a day-in-the-life narrative, more than it’s not, just over a week instead of a single day.