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Cast members from 'Everybody Wants Some!!! (Photo: Annapurna/Paramount)

Everybody Wants Some!! is the title of Richard Linklater‘s new comedy, which has just debuted at the SXSW Film Festival to largely positive reviews. Although this portrait of young Texas college baseball players has won praise, one critic described it as having “way too much testosterone.”

Indeed Linklater acknowledges that he has captured a very male world, but he clearly hopes that it is also a critique of the “entitlement and the swagger” these young men possess.

The film is seen as a spiritual sequel to Linklater’s 1993 landmark Texas classic Dazed and Confused, which many view as one of the best high school movies ever made.

The positive reception Everybody Wants Some!! received at SXSW bodes well for its national release next month.

Watch our interview with Richard Linklater below:

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By Tom Brook