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NEW ON DVD: ‘Everybody Want’s Some!!’ finds the sweet spot of the ’80s

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STORY WRITTEN BY AMY LONGSDORF
For Digital First Media

Described by writer/director Richard Linklater as the spiritual sequel to “Dazed and Confused,” “Everybody Wants Some!!” (2016, Paramount, R, $30) is an occasionally hilarious trip down memory lane which gets every detail about the early 1980s just right.
The amiable Blake Jenner stars as a college freshman who, over the course of a long weekend, gets to know the students he’ll be living with off-campus.

IMAGE COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT ENTERTAINMENT Cover of the Blu-ray/DVD version of "Everybody Wants Some."

IMAGE COURTESY OF PARAMOUNT ENTERTAINMENT
Cover of the Blu-ray/DVD version of “Everybody Wants Some.”

It’s a shame Linklater didn’t concoct a plot to go along with his likeable characters since it’s a bit wearisome watching the buddies do nothing but party, talk baseball and get high. Still, the guys are good company and when Jenner begins a tentative romance with a theater major (Zoey Deutsch), “Everybody” finally finds its sweet spot. Extras: featurettes.
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