Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!, which was released last week, has been called a spiritual sequel to his 1993 classic, Dazed and Confused. Where Dazed was set on the last day of a Texas high school in 1976, Everybody tracks a college baseball team very much enjoying the first days of school in 1980. The films, each incredible hangout movies that you just want to sink into, share the theme of self-discovery and acutely study the way young people interact. And just as Dazed helped launch Ben Affleck’s and Matthew McConaughey’s careers, Everybody should jump-start the IMDb’s of several of its stars.
This piece originally appeared in the April 4, 2016, edition of the Ringer newsletter.