In Everybody Wants Some, Nostalgia Equals Regression // Monumental Pictures

If one was judging the tone and character of Richard Linklater’s filmography off Everybody Wants Some!!, they’d be likely to not guess that this is the same person that wrote a character like the Before trilogy’s Celine, a thoughtful and complex character who is arguably the protagonist of that series. It’s always worth acknowledging context when viewing a film – the recent conversation about campus rape was never going to make anything depicting nothing but a weekend of male sexual entitlement and debauchery a comfortable watch – but Everybody Wants Some (a film undeserving of those two exclamation points) doesn’t possess any of Linklater’s usual cohesion in its aimlessness.

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