Everybody Wants Some !!

I was totally fucking bored by this movie. Nothing happened. To call it meandering is to try to put a positive spin on something that was downright pointless. I didn’t crack a smile once, and my only reaction to the film was to cringe at the various combinations of knee socks and wispy mustaches.

Maybe I was just watching this with my vagina, ie: Richard Linklater has made yet another testament to boyhood, with only gross caricatures of women adorning the periphery of his movie. No, not women. The boys aren’t chasing women. They’re chasing pussy. The woman is incidental to the hole she can provide for a moment’s worth of pleasure. Is this something to glorify? Be nostalgic about?

And I’m not just offended on behalf of women. I’m offended on behalf of men, the many men in my life who are not gross or one-dimensional. Who manage to like sex Β AND treat women with respect. Who think beyond the tips of their penises. They deserve better than this.

And mostly I’m offended on behalf of my $12 and 2 hours. Those I will never get back. I thanks-but-no-thx-300x192could have spent those on a dime bag and a make-out sesh in the backseat of my car to a rockin 80s soundtrack and had a much better time.

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22 thoughts on “Everybody Wants Some !!

  1. Jane Lurie

    I saw it at a screening in SF and Richard Linklater was there. He was interviewed by Lars Ulrich which was entertaining. The movie is about his first days at college before classes start and it’s probably pretty close to what that was like back then. I liked it- I’m a fan of the director.

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  2. John Charet

    Great review πŸ™‚ I have not seen the film yet, but Richard Linklater’s films do not hold up on a second viewing. The only ones that have for me are Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight and School of Rock. Other than those, he (along with Paul Thomas Anderson and Quentin Tarantino) are overrated. Nevertheless, these three directors that I mentioned seem to come off better as film lovers than they do filmmakers. I hope I was fair and balanced in my criticism. Anyway, keep up the great work as always πŸ™‚

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    1. Jay Post author

      Yes, the Before movies are my favourites of his as well – clearly heavily influenced by Julie Delpy, who at least lends a female sensibility!

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  3. reocochran

    I trust you and am not going to pay money for this, but hope to see it someday just to know. . . Thanks, Jay for 3 honest and valuable reviews. I am behind and it says I follow you, have been for quite some time. Have to be missing your posts but will come back soon! πŸ™‚

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  4. Mark Walker

    “Maybe I was just watching this with my vagina” Hahaha! Great line.
    Im hoping to take from this as I am huge Dazed and Confused fan but the way you describe doesn’t sound overly appealing at all. Nice work Jay!

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    1. Jay Post author

      Yeah, Sean really loves Dazed too, and I had lots of warm fuzzy memories of it and hoped it would be in the same vein…I think it tried to be but for me never captured one single true, universal thing.

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