Everybody Wants Some!!, the latest film from writer-director Richard Linklater, tells the story of a freshman pitcher arriving on campus before the first day of college classes in 1980. Billed as the "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused, the movie (in wide release on April 8) doesn't disappoint fans of Linklater's '93 cult classic. The similarities are everywhere, from the killer soundtrack (including the titular Van Halen jam) to a stellar cast of virtual unknowns. And the throwback fashion, from the '80s short shorts to the Burt Reynolds mustaches, is on point. But like many of Linklater's finest films, it really shines in its plotless emotional core, a string of sweetly remembered nonmoments that you realize later amounted to some of the best, most defining days of your life.
PARAMOUNT PICTURES (EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!)