A shabby two-story home stands in the middle of a suburban Texas street. Step inside and you’ll find stained wallpaper, mismatched furniture that somebody probably found with a “FOR FREE” sign on it, and a ceiling that looks as if it could collapse at a moment’s notice. Empty cans of Lonestar and miscellaneous longneck bottles litter the living room, the porch, the lawn, the roof, the bathroom. Beautiful college girls in short shorts they wore the night before descend the porch steps and walk back to their dorms. Inside, the bros share stories of their sexual conquests and get ready to do the same thing again later that night.
No, I’m not describing the setting of another Van Wilder movie. This is Richard Linklater’s latest film Everybody Wants Some!!, yet another incredible success from one of the most gifted filmmakers of our generation. Continue reading