After the one-two emotional gut-punch of Before Midnight and Boyhood, everybody wants some of Richard Linklater, but what does Richard Linklater want? From the looks of it, he just wants to get back to his roots and have a good time. In Everybody Wants Some, the director returns to Austin, Texas (a town he first captured in Slacker) for a “spiritual sequel” to his indie mainstay Dazed And Confused. Like its predecessor, the comedy is stacked with a talented young cast, ready for their breakout role, including Glee’s Blake Jenner, Teen Wolf’s Tyler Hoechlin, and Boy Next Door’s Ryan Guzman.
Earlier this month, we had an opportunity for you to check out a screening with the cast in attendance, but, if you missed out, we’ve got another chance for you to catch the movie a little early. Unfortunately, the cast won’t be there this time, but this writer can confirm that the movie is, indeed, a great time. Everybody Wants Some opens in Chicago theaters on April 1, but The A.V. Club and Paramount Pictures have an opportunity for you to see it for free on March 28. For your chance to win a pair of passes to the advance screening, simply follow the link here and enter your information. Remember: Advance screenings are often intentionally overbooked, so be sure to arrive early if you want to guarantee yourself a seat. A brief plot synopsis and trailer for the film can be found below.
“From writer/director Richard Linklater, a new ’spiritual sequel’ to Dazed And Confused set in the world of 1980 college life. Everybody Wants Some is a comedy that follows a group of friends as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.”