“Everybody Wants Some” of Richard Linklater Grabbed Attention
Art and Experience: SXSW Film opened with the world premiere of “Everybody Wants Some” by Richard Linklater on Friday night.
“Linklater indulges his characters’ antics with such wild, free-flowing affection that you might miss the thoughtful undertow of this delightful movie: Few filmmakers have so fully embraced the bittersweet joy of living in the moment — one that’s all the more glorious because it fades so soon.” Wrote Justin Chang, oldest and the most important critic of Variety and gave full points to the movie. Eric Kohn from “Indie Wire” and John DeFore from “Hollywood Reporter” gave positive reviews too.
The project is considered a spiritual sequel to Linklater’s 1993 film, Dazed and Confused, which is set in a high school in the 1970s. Linklater also considers the film a sequel to Boyhood because “it begins right where Boyhood ends with a guy showing up at college and meeting his new roommates and a girl.”