Dusting Off The Shelf: Letter E

1 Feb

And we’re back… I’m continuing the sports trend from D, but this time I went indie- Everybody Wants Some!!. This is billed as Richard Linklater’s  follow-up film to Dazed & Confused and Boyhood. Not a sequel mind you, these are different characters… but sort of a continuation of the maturation of a young man…

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Synopsis: The last weekend before his freshmen year of college begins, finds Jake (Blake Jenner) moving into the team house for the baseball team. He learns that competition is a good thing. Drinks a lot, parties a lot, and begins to discover who he really is.

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um… that’s not a bat!

Why I chose this film: To be honest… Tyler Hoechlin. I miss Derek on Teen Wolf and picked this one up to get my fix.

I am not a baseball fan, but that’s not a problem here because most of the film focuses on those parties, picking up chicks and getting laid, and games of one upmanship.

Will I watch it again: You know what? I will. It was a little slow storywise for the first hour. I mean, the guys on the team are getting to know each other. It’s amusing because they are all basically assholes, and practice a lot of “fuck withery” with the other guys… And I’m sorry, the excellent 80s pornstaches… and disturbed costumes… Yes. Yes. Yes.

I will say that the lead character- Jake- was not my favorite. And no, it wasn’t Hoechlin’s “McReynolds” either… Hoechlin wasn’t in enough of the scenes for him to be a favorite and Jake felt bland. I liked Glen Powell’s “Finnegan”. He was the most fully fleshed out character. Also, the character had the best pick up schemes!

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Why you should watch it too (or run far away!): Did you like Dazed & Confused? Or do you remember the 80s and want to remember why it’s a good thing they are over? Over do you want to see Tyler Hoechlin rocking some bad 80s clothes? I mean… who doesn’t?!? Well then, this is a good one. Also, you get to watch “Rawdog” act out how awesome he is and think to yourself, “hey, I know a guy like that!”

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I will mention… this is not a film for kids. Or your nana. Lots of F-bombs. I mean… LOTS. Like, I talk like a sailor, and this made me blush.

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