Despite its rather ineffectual title, Writer/Producer/Director Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some is a rather charming and sweet piece which, though it touts itself as ‘80s nostalgia, is more reminiscent of the late ‘50s or early ‘60s…or, perhaps nothing really changed amongst college frat boys in the last half of the 20th Century.
The cast of 20-something actors playing late-teen members of a championship baseball team is truly appealing, especially Blake Jenner, Justin Street, J. Quinton Johnson, Glen Powell, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch.
Cinematographer Shane F. Kelly and Editor Sandra Adair both have eyes for the delightful and keep the action of the 3 days prior to the start of classes moving, briskly.
Though this is a much-ado-about-nothing story of young men blissfully oblivious of what’s happening in the outside world, it is a pleasant respite from the raucous bang-bang fare currently on most screens.
If you want to have some harmless fun, I heartily recommend Everybody Wants Some and give it a 3.8 out of 5.