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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)


What is it about? 

A group of college baseball players navigate their way through college, taking advantage of their personal freedoms and learning to navigate their sudden unsupervised life in the 1980's. 

Who is in it?

Blake Jenner - Jake

Tyler Hoechin - McReynolds

Ryan Guzman - Roper

Glenn Powell - Finnegan


Favorite Scene: 

After a teammate cannot find his "lucky helmet", Finnegan articulately breaks down the over reliance of baseball players on superstition, and really how the logic of it all breaks down. 

And...

The first practice when Jay takes the mound for the team's first practice of the year. Everything about this scene and his actions is hilarious. 

Favorite Quote: 

"We came for a good time. Not a long time."

Review: 

I came across this film on Amazon Prime because well...it's a film on the college experience AND these characters in it play baseball. So yeah, natural fit and instant interest. 

Regardless, Everybody Wants Some!! (Yes, two official exclamation points in the title) is a rather peculiar film. It's very well shot, very funny, carries plenty of cool scenes, and it's biggest attraction, presents such interesting characters, it overshadows the fact we barely know their names throughout the movie. Their characters are easily their identifier. 

However, as the credits role you'll immediately realize - this film has no plot. None. Zilch. Zero. And quite frankly, it was still very, very good. In a weird way, EWS!! does a interesting job of portraying the pointlessness that goes on in college, with moments of sheer genius that are presented. 

It's definitely an interesting film. Give it a watch if searching for a quick flick. 

Review: 3/5


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