What Are You Watching?

64: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

July 07, 2022 Alex Withrow & Nick Dostal
What Are You Watching?
64: Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Show Notes Transcript

Alex and Nick review one of their favorite movies that virtually no one talks about, Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some!!” The guys discuss the film’s killer soundtrack, believable actor chemistry, botched marketing/distribution, and the funniest moments from every actor in the film. Watch this movie!
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You know, it's going to. Be a lot of fun. This is amazing. Hey, everyone, welcome to what are you watching? I'm Alex Withrow, and I'm joined by my best man, Nick Dostal. So how are you doing there, Billy Alter? Oh, put on your hosers. It's a Winnipeg. Flip. I am excited to be here. Yeah, see? That's hilarious. Everybody wants 2016 directed by Richard Linklater. Why are we doing a podcast about it? You know, sometimes we do pod, like very recently about Top Gun Maverick. We do Pod about the popular movies because that was a rare, very, very popular movie that both of us really, really liked. Other times we're talking about, you know, just arbitrary lists that I make up that we. Decide. To formulate lists for, that we talk about a bunch of films as a result of that. Sometimes we do very deliberately talk about movies on this podcast for the sole reason of trying to get more people to watch it. Or, you know, if you saw it once, trying to get you to rewatch it. This is a movie that we've loved since the first moment we saw it with which we saw it together. I want to talk about that. And every single person I've ever recommended this movie to Without Fail has enjoyed it. Yeah, to varying degrees. But everyone has at least enjoyed it. They enjoyed it, they've loved it. Whatever the problem is, I don't know anyone who's found this movie on their own. Yeah. Without a lot of outside influence. So we're going to talk about this, like why it's not a very well seen movie, why it isn't talked about or heard of a lot, but we absolutely love this movie. It has come up a few times on this podcast as early as episode three and our top ten hang out movies and episode 30, I believe that was we talked about this one a lot, but we both love it. Oh, yeah, damn it. Yes, the best friggin time you'll ever have. It's just what this movie is. I've said it before, and I'm sure on every single episode where we have reference this movie, because I say the same thing about this movie is that it puts a smile on my face from the second it starts and the second we hear the kick. The Sharon of. My Sharona. And then you see Blake Jenner turn up the. Volume, up. And the volume actually gets louder. I don't know why that makes that eye pop for that, but that is something that just gets me going. And and then from then on out, the movie is just an absolute good time and it's impossible to not have fun. Yes, I agree. This is a rare film that like from the first scene, I was smiling in the theater, watching it next to you, and then in the last scene. And it's a perfect Linklater ending, very similar to like before Sunset, because you're like, wait, oh, it's now I want. Oh, fuck, I thought I was oh, my God, we have been here for like 2 hours. I wanted this to go for another hour, like, oh, my God, what's good? And it just when it ends, you're still smiling. The thing is constantly moving. It's never still it never shows you the same thing twice. It's just constantly going. And certainly of the past ten years, this is one of the most just baffling. Well, I don't know if this was a math equation. It's a baffling figure of everybody wants some how good it is and how well people like it who I recommend it to versus how many people have seen it because it's just not a high number. And that's absolutely crazy. I don't understand why this has never been out there more, and that's the only bummer about the movie, the fact that more people have not seen it and the fact that it never appears on a streaming platform ever since. Unbeknownst to me, it's never anywhere like you can. You can certainly rent this for like do the 399 thing on YouTube. Highly recommend it. Or you can be like me, someone who's loved it for a long time and for whatever reason, never on the Blu ray. That's why we're doing this podcast, because I bought the Blu ray and watched it last night. It texts you and I'm like, This is a perfect film. Like, we have to do this. And then so you wait, let's do it. Let's just do it tomorrow. So we both watch it this morning, but I say a lot on this podcast, like Wolf of Wall Street is the fastest three hour movie you'll ever see, which I still stand behind. Everybody Wants Some is genuinely one of the fast, honest two hour movies that has ever been made. And I know that's not a lot of time. We're used to movies being that long. This thing cruises by even last night when I'm watching it, all of a sudden they blink and they're like floating around in the lake. And I go, Well, wait a minute. It's like the second to last scene. I thought, I've been watching this for an hour. It's just gone. It's amazing how they do it. It's just pure joy. The movie is just fueled on joy and youth. I think it's one of the best movies ever made about capturing what it means to be young. Now, granted, these are all dudes, but I still find that women really find this movie fun. And because the few women that I've showed this movie to, they absolutely love. Yeah, and I think it's because it's just infectious. And these are just a bunch of just rowdy dudes that just know how to have a good time. And by that measure, we have a good time. But yeah, I. Would you agree with that, that this movie is one of the best movies about youth? Oh, yeah, absolutely. It's one of the best movies about capturing certainly a time and place in our in this case, 1980. He's you know, we talked about this a lot in the Richard Linklater podcast. And any time you talk about him and his body of work, you have to talk about time and yeah. And ship the time. And right away here he is giving you a countdown. He doesn't usually on screen give us a countdown, but he's telling us it is three days and 15 hours till class, which, you know, it's moviegoers will go, okay, that's where the movie's going to end or that will be the last scene, which it is. But to limit your film to three days utilizing that narrative is what helps propel the movie forward. Because this movie does not have any tension. There's no tension and not really even Dazed and Confused, which Linklater was quick to compare this to. And a lot of people are understandably that still even has like this tension. It's not very big. But Will Randall Pink Floyd's sign, the football coach. Yeah, that's it. Keep talking about it. He has heart to hearts with like each guy is drunk or stoned. Will he do it and this doesn't have any of that. Nice. Is that any credibly rare movie with zero tension? Because that's not the exercise. The exercise really is just joy and experience. Yeah. And I think the only ding I've ever heard against this movie and this was all after the fact, I must say, because this movie at the time was very well, critically received. The only thing that didn't happen here, the only real thing about this movie is that, yes, you're watching all dudes. You're watching 12 dudes. They do. I like I like where Zoey Deutch is involved. You talk about her a little later. But yes, that is the exercise of the film. The movie before Boyhood, Patricia Arquette won an Oscar for it. So this is a guy who knows how to tell good female stories. It's not like it's a bad movie. It female stories. That's just not part of the narrative. That's what he's doing here. You know, it's 12 dudes on a baseball team. And what I appreciate about it is that, yes, they are jocks, but he is very intentionally showing you the reality of who these guys are, which means you're seeing them act like fucking morons because they are morons. And that's part of the fun of it. We aren't meant to take them seriously. No, all the time. No, that's the joy of it. And what we're getting to see too, is, like I said this before, too, is it's amazing that these are 12 characters. There is like Blake Jenner, Jake is kind of positioned to be the lead, like we do kind of follow him more than anyone else. But even still, it's a complete ensemble. But we get to know what makes these guys tick. We get to know what makes them upset. We get to know what their flaws are, their little like buttons that are pressed, all of that in 2 hours for 12 characters, that is a feat that I don't think is recognized a lot by what Richard Linklater can do. He is so good with his characters. You really feel like in all of his movies you get to know these people. But this is like a a masterclass on how to do that. As soon as the movie ended, like you and I, we were just like in total jubilation. We're like walking around, were ecstatic. And that was the first thing we said to each other, like, how the hell in 2 hours did we get to know all 12 of those guys so. Well, yeah, we may not. You know, we saw the movie 10 minutes ago. We may not remember all of their names. That's okay. But I knew each. Of those people and it was never confusing. You just knew, like, the clicks and yeah, the triggers. Like all this stuff you're talking about. And yeah, the Jake character played by Blake Jenner. If there's a narrative anchor, it is him. You know, it's bookended with him, certainly. But I would also argue that intentionally he is like character wise, one of the least interesting characters. He doesn't have any weird stuff about him. You know, everyone else has like a lot of the other most notable people have, like the weird thing, like the bad mustache or the really, really competitive captain or the guy who's hyper articulate and doesn't shut up. You know, they all have their things. The guy who doesn't get off the phone, his girlfriend. And he is like the narrative anchor and the bookend, but he's also kept somewhat intentionally bland. And that's not a dig at all. I think that's all intentional. Yeah, absolutely. And I think because you do need to have an anchor when you are surrounded by the over-the-top and just outrageous characters that we're seeing. If he is just like that, then we've just got a house full of crazy people. Right. And when we get these very real poignant moments that Linklater delivers through these characters, and he does in the only the way that Richard Linklater knows how to do it means something, because all of those poignant moments are coming to Jake. Right, right. So by way, they're coming to us. So Jake really is the audience's way in to the anarchy and and comedy and ridiculousness ness of this household. Yeah. He's the heart of the film, essentially. Yeah. You know, if you if if spin is the main character like it, then it ventures into turning into more like Project X or something really, really crazy. You have to, you have to make him a secondary. But to make the lead the sensible heart of the film who's, you know, respectful but knows how to get down and be be crazy and goofy. But yeah, it's a smart move because you're right. You don't want the entire thing to be crazy. We have to have someone looking around being like, you guys know they're just making all this shit up. Yes, they go, Yeah, that's part of the fun of it. And even him, like, you know, we get to see what will get into it, but we get to see the things that he doesn't like. His still triggers. He's obviously a romantic. So you do find out these things about him and they do kind of like it is positioned. So you're like, okay, we see what this guy is kind of after. But yes, that's exactly what he is. He is he's that window. So probably a good time to maybe describe what the movie's about for people. Who haven't seen it, we're like, What? 20 minutes? Said Jesus. Well, first up, Linklater has this script and he is pitching it around town as a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, just by way of like, you know, Dazed and Confused, his last day of high school. It's the 24 hours after the last day of high school. This movie is going to be there three days before the first day of college in 1980. So, you know, he's linking them in that way. And a person who was who was a big hero in the 20 tens, they fork out 10 million along with another production company. It's not a lot of money to make a movie. $10 million. Not a lot of money to make a movie in 2016. Paramount Pictures agrees to distribute it, and it's a movie about a guy on a baseball team in college, and he is arriving on college campus the weekend before classes start. And we get to meet all of his teammates. We get to meet a potential love interest, and that's about it. As we've mentioned, there's no real core tension. So if you haven't seen the movie, this isn't something this is not something that you have to put on that's going to be like laborious or you're sitting there, you know, trying to have to follow. It's just so easy. It's so chill, it's so fun. But I mention all that studio and distribution stuff because they make the movie for 10 million. It's released in the end of March 2016, and it goes on to make 5.4 million. And again, this is just it's one of the most baffling releases of the last ten years. And I when I lived in L.A., I use I was on a bunch of lists and I used to get to go to movies early. So we got to go to like a semi soft premiere of this. Yep. That's what happened. That's what we were in. All of those are always sold out. That's because we are the scenes where the movie scenes and you might be in there with press or you might be in there, you know, sometimes we were in there with some of the cast and crew. Like we saw the nice guys. Yeah, we should drinking again. Yeah, that's fucking great for everybody. Want some? It was packed and when it was done, we went. You and I really liked that. And Linkletter's coming off his biggest movie yet, biggest in terms of Oscar nominations, Oscar prestige, Boyhood are people going to like this and see it? And you and I were both like, yeah, like he's got another hit. Yeah. I actually distinctly remember saying they kind of screwed him on Best Original Screenplay last year. I think he might get nominated for this and I think he could have a chance at winning. And then two weeks later, it's fucking gone and it's just off the face of the earth in no one has talked about it. And you and I tried to tell all of our friends, go sit in the theater, go sit in a theater. No one did. But we've gotten a lot of people to watch it on, you know, home video, DVD, Blu ray, whatever. But it's just shocking, right? Remember that? How it just disappeared? It was gone. I mean, it also came out in an unfortunate month because it came out in April of 2016, if I'm not mistaken. Yeah, yeah, yes, yes. Okay. Well, around that time, not a great time. It's one of those things where there's always a handful of movies that come out in that first half of the year before we start to get to the summer blockbusters that are like, Wow, what a surprise. This was a really fucking good movie. It's never going to get any type of notice. But what I didn't expect was I didn't expect this movie to perform so underwhelming in the way that it did in terms of anyone going to see it. Yeah, because critics liked it. That's a Yeah. Critic. If you go look at Rotten Tomatoes, a website, I do not put a lot of stock into, but it's still highly rated there. Yeah. So that's not an excuse not to see it. And it was marketed as Hey, hey, everyone, this is Richard Linklater. This is a spiritual sequel to Dazed Confused. And if you're not part of the Dazed and Confused crowd, this was the dude who was just nominated for three Oscars for Boyhood not that long ago. Like when we saw Everybody Want Some a year earlier is when we had seen the Oscar telecast for Boyhood. So like my point is he's in our minds and for everyone to sleep on it, everyone but like that isn't really the audience's fault because somewhere along the way someone pissed someone off here, Annapurna Paramount, something got confused, someone made someone mad because someone decided just to bury it. Because this movie wasn't marketed well at all either. Like it wasn't. I don't remember commercials for it. I don't remember seeing trailers for this before movie at all. I remember seeing it one time in a trailer, and the trailer was, in my opinion, great, because it did not give away the movie whatsoever. But the position it to be a movie that it seemed like the direction they were trying to market. It was something in the line of like a slice of life when you were young, like if you could go back in time to when you were young, this is sort of like you know. Right, the idea that they were trying to go after. And then what's even crazier, though is like, okay, it did not do well in theaters, but it has not gone on to develop a cult following since. Yeah. Which is even more baffling. Agreed? Yes, absolutely. And even I was trying to find I have seen interviews. This came out in 2016. It's 2022 in that time period. I've just done a lot of hanging out. But I have seen interviews with Richard Linklater talking about how like this movie was not distributed. Well, I can't really find those because they're just buried among the shuffle of other Internet stuff right now. But it's so strange how even like whatever studios responsible of making, let's say, the Blu ray a lot of Blu rays, a lot of his movies have been given good attention. And Richard Linklater is one of my top ten for film commentaries. He's so good. Oh, yeah. And like, how do you not have a commentary for him on this Blu ray? How do you not get either all 12 or like just six of those guys in a room doing a commentary for it? Glenn Powell, he'll do it for free. Yeah. Oh, for sure. He will like Blake Jenner. Like they'll do it for free, get him in a room and just do a commentary. So, I mean, if you don't give people a reason like this is a Blu ray you must own, it's not a Blu ray, you must own the content is the content of the film is worth having. But there's no like there's 25 minutes of like bloopers, which I thought it really are really funny. But, you know, there are, there's no like media buy in for it, no physical media buy in to be like you have to have this no criterion pickup. And I, I just don't know why. It's one of I don't know. I didn't ask you to prep this. I didn't prep this. But if I'm thinking of in the last ten years, 15, 20 of movies that people that are fucking great movies, that people have just slept on for any number of reasons. This is certainly in this has to be number one right now. I don't even know what else would be on there. That's what I'm saying. Yeah. I don't know what other movies are like. I mean, we talk about crazy shit. We're not, you know, I mean. We don't get. Let's be clear, like we know when we talk about I don't expect a lot of people to have seen gas Barton ways love when we're talking about orgasm in two ways I stand alone I don't but everybody wants them it's like a movie that is available. Like it's on YouTube to rent. Right. But why is this not on Netflix? Why is this not on HBO? Max? It doesn't make any sense. Put it on Hulu like I don't get it. It's always been one of our biggest mission statements since we started out with this podcast is to really bring the movies that we love that we feel don't have as big of an audience as they should, right. And it's funny because most of the movies that we do do this for aren't really comedies in this way. They're not as accessible as what this movie offers and moviegoing audience. And yet we are sticking true to our mission statement by having a deep dove on this movie, which is awesome and also weird. I know because like this is an accessible movie. Like, everyone can watch this. There's not I don't know, there's nothing like all. You got to do is you got to ask someone, Hey, do you want some. Christ? And then just give them this movie. Let's talk about let's talk about Jesus. Let's talk about that. Is this okay? Hold on. Maybe the title's. Better. Yes. Yes. Because everyone that's what I'm talking about. Everyone is saying that all the time. And that was the first title of the movie. That's I remember hearing that's Richard Linklater's next movie is That's What I'm Talking About. And characters say it often in the movie. Do they do it to be a thing like, fuck, let me see if I can get the title in there somewhere. Oh, come on, let me get a title line delivery. Everybody wants them. I get it. Van Halen, the double exclamation point. I get all that. But I don't think it's honestly that good of a title. It's certainly not as good as Dazed and Confused. I think that's what I'm talking about is a much better title and maybe I don't know, maybe that's in part the issue. And I don't know whose decision it was to change that. It very well could have been the studio. I don't know. It could have been and maybe so. But at the same time, I'm not going to not see a movie because of a title. Yeah, but you and I agree. You and I are not general movie audience goers. General movie audience goers are who you have to capture, at least in some part, to make money. You and I are freaks. We're going to see every Richard Linklater movie. Or at least I am. Yeah, because I doubt you've seen where to go, Bernadette, like I have, but I have seen you. I have seen that. Oh, shots fired as radiation received. Did you talk to them? I, I. Actually didn't think it's bad. My wife fucking loved that movie. And I've showed her a lot of Richard Linklater and she loved. Where Did You Go, Bernadette? I don't know why she just loved it. So I have a theory about his movies that I maybe I even brought up in episode three because I like all of his work. I do too. He's he's in my top five favorite directors. But there is a very, very clear difference to me in the films that he has written himself versus the ones that he's adapted from other materials. Yes. And I feel the difference in all of them. I did like where you where did you go, Bernadette? It still was missing from me. That just that that link letter. There's something there's just one disconnect. One little. Disconnect. Yeah. And even though he did write that movie, he's credited with the screenplay. It is adapted from something. Exactly. Yes, I totally agree. I mean, we did talk about that. That actually wouldn't be a bad podcast to rerecord for a lot of reasons. But, you know, it's it's number three and I would love to have another chance to go in on him. But yeah, like the things that aren't credited to him as a writer like School of Rock, like, okay, I get that. You know, that's my exceptions. Yeah. No, no. School of Rock, Band, News Bears, me and Orson Welles, those feel like things that maybe have a slightly, like, more studio edge to it. They don't feel like necessarily necessarily. They all came from his brain. But then there are other ones. Yeah. Like Fast Food Nation, they're soft. It's like based on books from like I don't see the I don't know, I missed the Linklater vibe here. That's what I'm missing. That's yeah, that's. Exactly. It. It connects with that. Okay. We agreed that the best way to talk about everybody wants them is to talk about these 12 incredibly well-defined characters. So that's what we're going to do. And whatever floats come up, whatever scenes come up, it's going to come up in the conversation. That's the bulk of our conversation, too, is just talking about these 12 guys and just some cool trivia before we get going. This entire cast spent three weeks at Richard Linklater's Ranch hanging out, just getting to know each other and reading the script. Some of it's on YouTube. It's actually really fun to watch. But three weeks is like a crazy amount of time for rehearsal for even though it's not like hard rehearsal they're doing, but just to be able to have that must have been amazing. Oh, my God. I mean, that's what you want is an actor that like and that's honestly, I believe that is the only way that you actually get the chemistry and the the feelings that we get by watching these 12 guys. Right. I don't think that this movie would work the way it does if they didn't have that rehearsal time, if they just showed up. I just don't think you would have gotten it. So, yes, it's fitting you bring that up because I actually just finished the making of it was like a huge novel length oral history of Dazed and Confused and the clicks of like, you know, all the actors, all the creative people, the clicks in that movie were pretty present behind the scenes, too, and it was a fun movie for some people to film, like the more alpha people in the group, male and female. Yeah. And it was not that fun of a movie to film for, you know, the people who are getting picked on a lot in the movie. So Linklater was very aware. He wasn't aware of that when they were making that movie, but he was aware after the movie that that was the case. And he did not want that on it. So yeah, needed all 12 of these guys to get along. No bad seeds, nothing like that. And yeah, you can all tell they did, even though they're busting each other's chops and all that. Oh, yeah. You can tell it's all good natured and like, everyone does get along and yeah, that, that has to be from those three weeks just, you know, hanging out together, I believe. I heard that they also brought people in in specific intervals. So like the the seniors that were there started there. And then as more and more people came in, it was according to like their their rank in terms of like senior junior, right, freshman, right and all that. And I thought that was probably a smart thing to do because there's probably these, like all of a sudden you get the freshmen people that come in late and that's exactly what are what are we going to have them do? We got to have them pledge. We got to have them do this, you know. Hey, yeah, it's building exactly. It's building that hierarchy. But okay, as a way of getting into these guys, the movie is 117 minutes long and 13 minutes in. We have met all the 12 guys and for the subsequent minutes, like by the time this movie ends, you just know all of them so well. Even 30 minutes in, we haven't heard Raul Dog speak. Or see him give. That little like nod of disapproval from the porch, you know, to Jake. But but let's start with Jake here, played by Blake Jenner. He is again, we talked about it. The movie's kind of anchored with him, booked Mark with him. He's playing a pitcher. He's a freshman. And I honestly think my favorite work of his is his chemistry with Zoey Deutch in the movie. Like, I think they are great together and it's funny to talk about him first because my favorite scenes involving him actually probably aren't with the guys. Like I'm glad he's there because he is the voice of reason and he's the question and he's the heart. But their chemistry together, I mean, this film is chiefly concerned with being a hang out movie. We know that. But its heart is anchored with Jake and Beverly with that relationship, and it's really believable up until their last scene together. It's just great. Oh, absolutely. They're they they like the screen on fire. Oh, yeah. Like they really do like their their chemistry is just it's so, so charismatic. And like, when we get to that split screen, oh, they're talking on the phone. I love it because it's like. There's no like. There's no frills or anything. It just cuts to a split screen. And then there you are, you're talking. But like watching the two of them on the phone with those close ups, the banter that they have, just the overall way that they are with each other is it's just one of those things where, you know, you just can't teach that. Like, that's just there and oh, god, it's so good. I agree. I think that's my favorite aspect of him in this movie is his relationship with her. You know, that's funny because you and I didn't talk about this, but I basically said, like, we're going to talk about each of the 12 guys and just come with like your favorite aspect of them, whatever that means to you. So that's funny that it was this relationship, this core dynamic for both of us because we didn't share this. Well, I also I really like how he is the one that does not handle being made fun of or when he's getting his share of getting ribbed. You know, he he doesn't handle it well. He takes himself very seriously, very fast. His little like, you know, push button push. He he he does not handle those things well. And I like those moments where we see that and it just it's one of those things where you you get to know somebody by what triggers them in that way. And that's what we get to see from him. So I'm glad that component of the movie is in there. Yeah, because he's toeing the line even when they're, like, trying on his clothes and going through his records. Yeah, he hates opening the. Door and he kind of looks like he wants to kick their ass, and he's like, All right, I guess this is part of the pledging thing. All right, I'll just let it go. But there there is an intensity brewing. Right, right underneath that, for sure. Yeah. When he's when he's getting the they're pulling the prank on him by putting the finger on the sternum and he falls for it and you know, and then he actually like. I. Know there's no other way to say it. He just just smashes his head at his teammates ask. Yes, he does. But that teammate is a freshman. Yeah. And he and he gets very upset. He goes, yo, you're not supposed to be doing that to me. You're a freshman, too, right? And he's very, very bothered by it. And those are the and this is the thing. This is as far as it goes in terms of stakes, conflict and dramatic tension. We're just seeing this guy who we're kind of following and this is the one thing that just gets his goat every time, right? Exactly. It's his Marty McFly being called chicken. Oh, that's a good one. I like that. So if Jake is the heart, the anchor of the movie, we have to have the premiere Primo Alpha and that is Oh Here by Tyler heckling playing Mick Reynolds he's the senior he's the captain this this actor really played baseball college baseball and you can tell like his form is amazing. You know, maybe one of the best that's my life here until tomorrow. Oh, it's one of the best quotes of the whole movie. Just the way he plays this pumped up all American elite athlete, asshole. He's hyper competitive. We know who this guy is right away, and I love him in this. Yeah, I mean, oh, my God. There's, you know, in my rewatches of it. He's actually not in the movie that much. No, he's not. Is he comes on so strong like he really seizes like there's a lot of the, you know, the little ventures the four will branch off and go on their little hourlong trips. He's never there for any of those. Even the night at the bar, he's purposely like, Oh, stay here. And you'll kind of has this attitude of like, you all are a bunch of fucking clowns. I know I'm already going pro and I love the way he carries that in himself. Like, I just this is a mic. McReynolds is an easy one to kind of mock and be like, Oh, God, there's the joke. But like, he's the guy. Like the jock, the stereotype jock to perfection, like he's doing it so well is. Mustache is so awesome. Oh, it's just on point. Everything about him, he's just the right amount of asshole. And yet at the same time, I think my favorite scene of him is when he when he is mouthing off back at AJ for the raw dog dude. That's a mile. That's what I have listed here. That's easily my favorite scene of his that like very articulate when he barks back at him. Yeah. Yeah. And it's in that moment where you actually see like I truly believe that if this was a real movie and this is a real story, that guy is going to go on to become, like, the best baseball player who's ever lived. Well, yeah, yeah. He's going to go pro. Yeah, he's. Going to go pro. He's an absolute star and he has a leadership aspect to his character that comes out right then in there for all of the bravado he brings and for all of the superiority he thinks that he has, it all gets checked when he lets this one guy know, Hey, like you're being selfish. You want to cost like us going out that one time, you know, like it's about the team, it's about this. I think that that was just such a unbelievably smart way to it. Makes that whole entire character truly whole. It's really a great scene. And then the way that, you know, they kind of make up later and it's this, oh, it's so sweet, so perfect. It's just so perfect. But the way that he is inhabiting this character, I like, I've known guys like this, it's like I am the leader and I'm going to lead by example because if everyone did exactly what he did, everyone would be cool. Like he's still breaking the rules, he's still drinking, he's still bringing girls upstairs. He's breaking the rules, but he's not fighting. He's not talking out of turn. He's showing up and like for him to plant his flag like that, like, yes, this is about the team, you selfish asshole. Like I may be a little pumped up and a little bit of a dick, but I'm always looking out for the team first, you know, go fuck yourself. I love the way he it. So go find the boss. Sign it for. You. Yeah, that's like a great line. It's a great light. And and I also love the the scene where he loses to ping pong against. God. Because that is where we see his crack in his head. I think that's one thing I'm probably going to bring up through all of these guys is that one scene where we see their cracks, because that to me is some of the most interesting stuff. So when you see this alpha lose, they even say it. He does not like losing, right? It matters for him. Like that is just like something like you can feel. It is palpable watching the movie when he loses that ping pong thing. But I also love that when because he's doing that against Jake, who is our, you know, position to be the lead, so to speak. So when Jake is the pitcher and Nick Reynolds is about to head off. As a golf ping pong champion. Yeah. There is like a moment where as an audience you're wondering, oh, is this where our lead is going to show up, Mr. Baseball. Like in every other sports movie? Yeah. Yeah, when the guy bests the job. Yeah, exactly And no, he does not. And I love that. It shows completely still that this Mick Reynolds guy, as good as anyone thinks that they are, you are not as good as me, motherfucker. Yeah, that's what I'm going to use it. Exactly. No, he just knows it. Just the way he steps up, the way he's, like, joking about the splitting the baseball with the ax, and he's like, Yeah, ten bucks. You really want to lose ten bucks? Okay. Okay. So confident. It's so it's been I love the way he inhabits this character. It's so great. All right. We got to move on because we could keep talking about him. I know. And you know what's funny is when you part of the fun of watching Dazed and Confused when it came out or even in the years after, was that no one knew who from that cast was going to go big and was going to become a star. And obviously now a lot of them have some have even won Oscars. And and it's been a lot of fun in the subsequent years for you and I to be like, I wonder which one of these guys will break out when and if any of them will. And I think it's safe to say that our man Glen Powell here. Yeah, as. Finnigan has officially kind of broken out. There's some other names here. Wyatt Russell. I'm not not giving hate or shade to anyone but Glen Powell, who it wasn't until my rewatch last night that I went, Holy shit, all of our favorite quotes are from him. They're all from Finn. I didn't realize that like shit that. Yeah. Still say to me every fucking time I see you out of here. Upwards of did he just. Goes take a joke. I got it. So I mean this is without question the highlight of the movie for me, the highlight performance. I love Glen Powell in this. And, you know, this was someone like I saw him play John Glenn in Hidden Figures, which came out the same year in 2016. He doesn't have a lot to do in it, but this is someone that I did not see a lot until. Thank God his glorious performance is Hangmen and Top Gun Maverick, which a lot of people are talking about. I think this guy is going to become a star. I really do. I really hope so. But let's just talk about Finn. If anyone emerges from the movie, like who the hell is that guy? This was our guy that we were like, we need to pay attention to that guy. We got to get his name down. Yeah. Yeah. He probably also had the most actual scripted dialog because. Yeah, yeah, for sure. That dude is just talking so much and he says it. He goes, I don't really think at all. I just talk a lot. It's a jazz improv indicated. He's so hyper articulate, he's a goof, he's down for anything. But yes, definitely fast. That you just oozes charisma. And I think that's what makes this character work. But there's also something about the way that he spins this dialog, because sometimes if you listen to what he actually says, like the words when Glen Powell is saying them to somebody, you are entranced, right? You are buying the charm that is coming off of them in every single way. I mean I mean, there's just countless times I'm trying to think of my favorite moment from Finn in this movie is every time he's on the screen. That's my favorite Finn. My last night, my new favorite Finn moment was first cousin. Yeah, yeah. This place and he can't give this. To doctor said like it's still a bad bet. I'll take. The bet. I'll take the bed first. I'll take that. But I think one of my favorite moments was. Is when they go to the the punk guys like dorm or like in that dorm. Yeah. It's like their house off campus. Yeah. And they're like, are you down? And he just grabs one of the extras. In a hug. Some clothes, of course, were down. Yeah. I was actually paying attention to when we're going to get to the scene, when they, when they get kicked out of the club and why that happened. Oh yeah. But when he's like, I don't know, kind of just like from an outsider's perspective, I didn't need to happen at all. And he kind of eyes roll dog in a way that's like, Oh yeah, like what? And then the guy goes all dog, and he's like, Yeah, raw dog. And he is. It's the only time you really see him get like a little mad or hair trigger. But just every he's really, really in touch with who Finn is, like really, really dialed into him. Yeah, he, he he knows exactly. He, you know, he's one of the few people that knows that he's not going to go pro. So he is just enjoying seeing his time. He is someone that is very, very aware of where he is, when he is right, what he is and nothing else matters because he's got all of that. So he's going to find a way to make it work. The one the one crack, if we will. I think the one you brought up is a good one, too. But the one it's at the very end of the movie where he's hitting on the one girl and then his teammates basically ruin it for him. He gets pissed. Yeah, he gets pissed. Yeah. And and the thing is, is like it's what he's been saying the whole entire movie. He's like, I'm trying to communicate with another human being on a level that maybe I don't believe in necessarily, but I'm not. I'm just trying to adapt to this person's thing, but I'm going to be genuine about it. And he goes, You guys should be taking notes. Right, exactly. And then, you know, it kind of leaves and he's got the classic is it's kind of fucked up honest. I think it's really one of those things where that's probably that one area where all the rest of these guys don't understand him. They don't understand that he's actually just this very social creature who's just trying to do whatever he can to make it work. Right. But that's also his magic. I would definitely say he's the brainiest of the group. You know, there's some yeah. Like Kerouac and that stuff. But he's looking for someone to potentially have an intellectual conversation with and, you know, comes up short yet again with this new crop. But that's okay. But it's it's fun to look at him as like the kind of mental leader of the group, like he's not going to do anything too dumb. And he's also the one that to Jake is kind of like a mentor in a way, like, right. Because if you think about it, like he's he's not going to last much longer, like he's a junior, I think. Right? So he's only got one more year left. So he's imparting unsolicited wisdom. Yeah. To Jake. A lot. A lot. All right, let's. Go through these guys. I would say if anyone else has a shot of coming out as a star from this group, it's Wyatt Russell who here plays Willoughby. And he's he is the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. He looks exactly like both of them. And I mean, come on, any character who has an encyclopedic knowledge of The Twilight Zone is a winner in my book. Like, I love Willoughby. I love him so much. Every guy, every group of guys has this guy, just the chill guy, the stone guy. He's got a sick record, video collection, whatever it is. I love his pink Floyd verse. Van Halen argument like this just is a great performance. And then I don't want to say too much, but like the way he leaves the movie is utter perfection, just utter. As it is. That's the one thing that we won't spoil, just in case you haven't seen it, because yeah, it is a very, very real it's it might actually be like the the needle drop aspect of the movie. Like when that happens, how it happens and the reality of what it is it's a very weird confusing in a good way but a confusing sort of just wow. Okay that's. That's life, huh? Is that that's that's a real thing that just happen. You never see it coming, but you don't question it because it is life. Yeah. Skin, the hugging, the rush man. Yeah. It's hard not to kind of think that that that scene where they're all smoking and talking about Pink Floyd. I mean, that's his star scene. Oh, yeah. Cause that's like a long scene they give. It's a long. Scene. Yeah. I also love the scene where it's one of the poignant moments of the movie where he's trying to tell Jake again, giving Jake all of the wisdom. He's like, so, like, what's what's the trick? It's the trick is where you have to find you embrace your inner strange. And when you bring you to it, not what they want, that's when it gets fun. That is. You know, what I love about this movie is these poignant moments that come into it never feel forced or contrived. That's the genius of Richard Linklater, that able to weave in this philosophical garb. Yeah, sometimes from characters you don't expect, but it's always organic and always and. It's always right like that. Like I maybe that's just me. I buy into the Richard Linklater Phil's philosophy of life, but I really do. But it's just so fucking beautiful and perfect. And I love that about this movie. He he weaves this in so well throughout. Our next self. We don't have to argue about this one. Right. Oh, Justin Street. He's got Jay Raw Dog. I mean, we don't have to argue about like his best seed. Like it's got to be the screwdriver of this driver. Driver. That is one of the funniest scenes I've seen. We were dying in the theater. I die every time I watch it. Now, I've watched this movie twice in 12 hours. It was just hysterical both times. And it's like, you know. You know, the drinks, the screwdriver, my little sister. Oh, yeah. Does she have blue eyes that a big ass like you? Like what? Oh, yeah, but she's got a big ass. Hey, check your pillows tonight. Like what? Give the old fashioned stare down. I've never heard of Justin Street. I don't believe I've seen him in anything since. But, God, this is someone you walk away from the movie just going, Holy shit, you remember Raul, dog? You just do. Oh, he. I think this the screwdriver scene is this scene that I look forward to the most when I start the movie. Yeah, I. Think that's the one scene where, when, when I'm like, Oh, man, the screwdriver scene is going to be coming up soon. Right? Exactly. It never stops being funny. I'll never forget when we in the theater, like, we were both just, like, cackling, like little hyenas, because it just keeps getting funnier and funnier. I like I'm not the easiest laugh in a movie. You are like you chuckle. Oh. I was tough to get you to laugh like that. I very rare, but I've seen it. I think a lot of things are funny. I've said to humor Nick but. But to really get me to like boil over, yeah, I got to be like, not, not only, you know, we got to be hanging out, but just like to really get me to laugh like from nowhere is. Yeah, it's not the easiest thing but him. The thing is one thing to really to set it off is someone who just gets mad but for no fucking yeah. Yeah. Like when he's like, yeah, I've ordered a. Fucking screwdriver like, okay do like though it's bad. Yeah. Ordering what it's like and he just keeps going. He's like, is there anything wrong with that? And then you're like, okay, this is the scene. But the bartender, you go, Fuck you, but. Vila, he throws the. He throws the line down the fruit. And then that's another thing to get bad. Like you don't fucking throw it at the fruit, it just keeps going. And that's what makes it so funny because it is like absurd. And it's the only time the movie really goes to slapstick, but it's all believable. Yeah, because I've seen guys, not that exact thing, but just start shit and it's like, what are you doing? Like why? There's no reason for this to be popping off. You did this for no reason. Oh, my God. It's just so perfect. But, yeah, like dying in the theater, like I'm holding my stomach dying. Couldn't believe I don't even like it. Took another few viewings to hear what they were talking about after. Because I. Oh, be like, oh shit. I miss how they got I guess I got kicked out of the club because I was left to fucking art. It's also because like that actor Justin St like he embodies that manic energy. Like he's ready to go. He's so tight, he's so like wound up that like, it doesn't take much. So when you watch him, just like the Boyle's going over it. That's all that scene is. He's starting at ten and then manages to find 15 and 16. Yeah. But for no reason. That's so funny. It's like you're just doing this for no reason. Like, Hey, buddy, you're batting practice. That's. That's what is also really cool. Yeah. His dynamic with Mick Reynolds is that it's like, oh yeah, just batting. And then he just steps up and he's like, All right, boom, just knocks it out, Homer. And it's like, Yeah, even if you want to take this as seriously as you can, you're still, you're not shit to me. So let me check you. But it is it is nice that a character is crazy as Raul dog does have that nice kind of a he learns a little bit about he learns a lesson in humility and I like, yes, you know, because it's very subtle and it's very nice. It's very subtle. And then then to bring it back to that one scene we were talking about before where he actually like goes up to Mick Reynolds and that's his way of basically apologize Rising. And Mick Reynolds is just sort of like, we're cool. We're cool. Yeah, we're cool. Yeah. And he spanks him on the ass with the like. That is. So. Good. So the first time we saw this, you know, we know it's a comedy. And with a comedy like I'm always waiting for like wins that first laugh going to come in you know as we made note of them not the easiest laugh and this was one of the I call this a lingering laugh because the line comes out and I laughed, but then I was still laughing about it like 5 minutes later. So guys, is it true that our house is about to fall down? It's like just the context. It set it the way he says it. I remember you and I like for the next like 15 minutes of the movie, any time we would. Laugh, it was about that. Like, we were just like, Who the fuck. Is this guy at our bed? Temple Baker is Tyrone Plummer. He's, you know, not the brightest guy. He's a freshman. He's the catcher. But I love this dude's line delivery so much, dude. So fucking funny. And it's one of those things where upon rewatch and this is one of those movies that obviously if you guys can't tell, we have rewatched this movie multiple, multiple times. Oh, yes. He's one of those characters that gets better and better with every watch. Because very. True. Everything he says in the way he says it is actually hilarious. He's never the star of this scene. He's very grounded in the ensemble. But if you are actually just listening to what he says and. Does, yeah, it's. Honestly like maybe the funniest character of the. Whole fucking movie. The hardest. I laughed last night was when he. Opens that fucking freaking cat out. Sounds like you see that? It just overload. He's like, that should be different. Yeah, he's just. He's genuinely confused by it. Yeah, he's like, What the fuck? I know. But it's. True though. Like, the more you watch it because he he's one of the guys, like, kind of like, will it be like the stoner? Like, Oh yeah, all the that's the guy that's easy to make fun of. But what do you go back and. Watch you like to. This guy's hilarious. I give it to Ed. Who's this? Fuck? Yeah, that's my favorite. That's my favorite. It's my favorite, too. It's a teacher. Ed, there's a I mean, I quote. So much from this movie, but there's a line that he says that, quote, when it's appropriate because they're walking, they're doing one of their walks, like the main four guys. And and they're looking at all the other people that are going to college there. And he goes, I know what we're doing here. We're playing. Baseball. So what are they doing here? They go fucking school. Yeah. So I'll say that when I go. I know what. We're doing here, but what are they doing? Oh, one thing I do like about him that all I say is he's one of those guys that like. Like in the core group of all of these dudes. He's a freshman. But every time there is like sex is on the table, he always ends up like hooking up. Right? Right. And it's always one of those guys is there's always one guy in a group like this that you never understand why they do well, and yet they do. He's that one. Ignorance is bliss. Maybe that's it. Yeah. Just like he's the dope. Who knows how to have a conversation. Yeah, that's it. It's probably all it is. Just like a nice. He's a little teddy bear is like an 18 year old teddy. Bear, like, oh, I know this guy. An idiot. Ryan Guzman is next. He plays Roper, the co-captain, often wearing aviators. Here's my take. I definitely think this dude, like, has a thing for McReynolds. I do, like, he never leaves this side. I think there's. I get a little like Todd Parker, Dirk Diggler vibe going on. You know what I mean? I'm serious. I mean I. Mean, yeah, I mean, absolutely. That's that's actually that's actually a very that's very good. I just like how he's always there. It's like the co-captain. I'd like to know the way he knows that Mick Reynolds cannot engage in the fight. He's like, You fucking stay here. Or he's like, Okay, great, I have to go put out this fire. Yeah, the ping pong. I don't know. I'm just I'm having a little fun, but I like his character as like a second fiddle to Mick Reynolds. 100%. And I think that's got to be something that like, I don't know if that was something that Linklater specifically had in the script or if that's something that they found together when they were in those three weeks of living together. But there is something that comes up where it's like, I think this is our dynamic. Like we like, right? You're number one. I'm your number two. But that is a very real thing in sports. Like when you've got your team captain and there's a fight that breaks out, you're not putting him anywhere near it. He's too valuable. Right? Exactly. I that's one of my favorite little quick scenes is that scene in the bar when the fight breaks out and he's like, you stay here. That's what I mean. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. Like some people don't realize that that's actually a very real thing with sports athletes. It's not just like, hey, you know, you just chill back here like, nope, right? We can't afford you to get hurt. Yeah. And it's like you're also going pro and maybe also as a freshman or sophomore, that dude has a bit of a temper and that all like playing into that. But yeah, I mean, I, I've had friends at bars where something is like popping off and it's like, no, you stay put. Like you are not allowed to move. Because the reason I did is because I knew that person was not in touch with their anger, I'll say. And they didn't have any meters to it. But yeah, you're right. It's like it's protecting the head guy. That's all you have to do. And let's just face it, he's got the best cheese on campus. I love. That's the trade. That's got to be his best scene. And I think my favorite part about it is not even so much that he's saying. That is when he goes, girls, they just come up to me all the time and they and they. Say, Yeah, you got the. Best cheese on. Campus. Like that is just that's that is an actor owning that line and everything that comes with it. Jay Quinton Johnson plays Dale What I liked in researching the movie was that he admitted he did not know how to play baseball that well, but he knew how to dance very well. And they have more dance scenes in the movie than they do baseball scenes. So like dancing was they had to do choreography lessons. Yes. They got to know disco dancing. They got to know country dancing. So he brought that to it. And I really love his mentally toughen the fuck up speech and it's really good joint. Like, it's just really good, you know, temptation is asshole like. Cause our boyfriend gets. Gets a cap on it. But no, I love, I love that he's like, you guys got to tough up. Like, what are you here for? Yeah. And he's always the guy that's checking everybody. Exactly like. In, more so than almost anyone else. Like, they're all checking each other, but no one ever gives shit to Dale, right? And I kind of like that. Like, he's almost like he's not the team captain in a way, but he is the one that sort of like, you know what? All you motherfuckers right here need to fucking pay respect. Yeah, and I love that about him. And I also love that he's also one of the more welcoming guys of the whole entire thing. Like, he takes Jake in immediately. He's like. Like a little lost Liam. Right? Yeah. Yeah. Well, Britton has Billy Bueller. Ultra Oh, God, you got to love him. He. This is Jake's roommate. I love the way. I mean, my favorite scene of his might be his first. The way he introduced the way Jake introduces himself as Jake. And then BUETER starts referring to him as Jake up right away. It's so funny, because this is a dude who hates that everyone is getting his name ruined like. Like you already admitted. You've already proven that you don't know how to get anyone's name right either. But, God, I've known so many guys like this. I've known guys who just, like, look like this and act like this. They take it too seriously or they're just not. They don't really want to, like, be a part of the team. It's like, why are you here? BUETER Oh, got to love that shoot. Is that Lonestar. Yep. Dang alcohol beverage right there. Yeah, that's. That's my favorite moment of his. I love. That. I mean, that is his big moment, too. Like, when he is, like, truly what he is being addicted. Jake in that scene, right? Oh my God, you can feel it like it is like, oh, fuck this guy. And I love when Jake. Is. Just like, you know, to do the right thing here, man. Just give me room for a little bit. And he has a hard no. But then what's even better is that the next morning we have not seen him again since he was such an asshole that Jake. But now he's around and he's talking to the guys and he's as vulnerable as his character can be. Yeah. And, you know, and revealing is like, man, my girlfriend, she's she's late. And then they all make fun of him and but yet there's also no more animosity between Jake and him either, which I also like, because that's sort of like, all right, you were a dick last night, but we're on the same team. I'll let it go. It's all good. I want to know where beta is. Fault zone. Good luck. So, $300 and a kid, then your life's going to fucking suck. Yeah. First cousin. Yeah. Next we have the reigning knuckles champ Austin Amelio as Nesbit. Oh, God, I love. Just return my old man. Like what, what? What? I mean, but honestly, like, one of the most impressive things in the movie is what he's skating down that. Man down stairs. Like, how the hell does he do that? How the hell is he stag? I found out that he was a skateboarder so he could pull that off, but Jesus, I would. It's just, like, really impressive. But I love how committed he and Finn are to the joke. The lying on the floor, joking locker room. This is like, you know, it's all about timing, man. Like Nesbitt's. He's really great. He really seems to piss off McReynolds. Yeah, I love that. Like, that's one of those tiny little things that's never really talked about. But yeah, right. He goes, Right. Yes, I fucking hate that guy, thank goodness. Yeah. Because yeah. Sometimes like, you just don't like certain people, but just what it is this guy he. So part of the reason why I love this movie so much is like I lived in multiple different times in my life in like, apartments with a bunch of dudes and, and this was the dynamic, like, this is what we all did. We all bust each other's balls. We all did crazy stuff. We all just had a really good time, and it was just this type of thing. And I. Nesbitt Because he well one, he looks like my dad so I Oh. Yeah he. Always reminds me of my dad. So every time I see him, I get a smile on my face. But there's just something about him that just makes me laugh every single time. Like when he, like when he's calling out that one guy for using the bitch stick and pool. Is like, whoa, whoa, whoa, the bitch stick. Like, I'm just trying to make the shot. Why not? This you're not. What the hell is this? Oh, but it's great. He's great. Oh, yeah. I love that guy. He's one of my favorite parts of the whole entire movie. In my research, I found out everyone was asked of all of you guys, who is the most like their character? So who is doing the least acting? And everyone said it was Tanner. Kaleena is Brumley, Mr. Poop Mustache himself, the freshman. Everyone said. That's like just so that dude was like always making the bad jokes late and it just. Tried to. Fit in so bad and everyone just got. To bust his chops a little bit, but he was. Totally gay with it. He's like. Hey, it's like, I'm so happy to be here, guys. That I just. Love that. That's exactly how that dude is it real life. Brumley Cheers for the beers. Cheers through the beer scores. It's like, shut up, bad guy should stop saying that. I love the two lovers Like. You're so fucking desperate You are weird. When Brumley opens that beer What he's like talking about the cologne and the mic. Reynolds just takes it from him and he's like, Oh. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Really funny. Oh, my God, yeah. He's perfect. He's absolutely perfect for, like, that type of role. And then our last guy is Forest Vicary as Coma. He's the guy who probably has the least to do. But I want to give him a particular shout out because he is the butt of a reoccurring joke that always works with his wake up coma because he's a guy who's always got sleep and good power, has a lot of fun with it. Like twice in one scene, just like wake up coma like so to do that, for that joke to be at the actor actor's expense when you're not having a lot of lines yourself, although does have that fun interaction with Raul Dog about the screwdriver, that's probably his big moment. He does have that and a subtle moment that I like from him that just kind of shows a lot about who this guy is and what I imagine him like later in life is he's so uncomfortable with the punks and at the punk rock bar. Yeah. He does not understand that element. He does not like like. Like you could just see his lack of understanding of that whole entire world. I, I don't know. I thought there was, like, a lot going on there that was a very great choice for that actor to make. You even told them you, like, pull out your shirt, you look like a narc. Yeah, yeah. It's a great part. I love that. So those are our guys. That's our. Team. Yeah, it's our team. All of them. So well in 2 hours to, you know, to varying degrees. But they all have their moments to shine, some a little more than others. Some maybe are given opportunities to break out. But I mean, it's really like, okay, so if you're picking one guy who's like your all star dude who wins MVP, to me it's got to be Glenn Powell, there's no question. Oh, yeah, right. Yeah. First of the team of the movie. Yeah. Another thing this movie shares in common with a lot of Linklater films, but certainly with Dazed and Confused is that it has a soundtrack. But again, too, like, have fun with my day here, walking around doing stuff before we record. I type that in and it's not available to stream. So I'm like, What the hell? It's just another aspect of like, why don't people want us to know about this movie or the soundtrack? But I love how diverse the music is in it. There's a lot of funk, there's hip hop groove, there's also eighties rock, hair, metal. It's not just one thing. So I wanted to ask you like favorite song sequence. So let's just start this conversation because there are there are a few. Certainly there's one like that's really a highlight. But let's get into it. This movie does what very few movies do and this goes back to our episode when we talk about soundtracks in in movies, there are very few movies where throughout the movie I only associate that song now to that movie. I could hear other songs in movies and I'll just know, Oh, cool, they're using that song. That's really, that's really cool. But similar to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I will never be able to not hear that song and those visuals or. Be brought. Back into that into that movie. That is the same thing that's happening here. I will never hear My Sharona and not think of you right this movie. Right. And I'm like that with so many of these songs. But if we're talking one scene in particular, it's probably it's got to be at the disco. Yeah, that's that's honestly mine it's take your time do it right by the so has band because that's when they that's the first sequence at the sound machine it feels so early eighties to me I love that sequence and that's the one they really had to choreograph a lot and really learn that and I love the vibe of it. So yeah, that's that's just an awesome sequence. It's awesome sequence. Then you got to shake your groove thing like. Yeah, exactly. The music highlight has to be Rapper's Delight when they're all, Oh my. God, of course it does. The five of them I forgot about singing, cruisin around to it. They all had to learn the song. He made them all learn it. And you can tell. And they all get their individual moments. And I just that's why I love movies like this where you just give it like they don't even do the whole song. But yeah, just give it like 4 minutes of them cruising around and showing because not only like Jake certainly doesn't know the guys that well at that point at all. They he just met everyone like 10 minutes ago. But it's establishing a time and place so well, like, they all know this song, so they're all at least have some common ground to meet on. And it just it really envelops us in that whole, like, joy vibe of the movie, that whole hang out vibe of it. I love that. If that sequence does not make you smile. Oh yeah. Then I don't know. You've got something wrong with you. It's just there's like there is no way that that just does not put the biggest smile on your face when they're all doing that. And then perfectly ends where Roper's like, see. What did they cut. Yeah. So good. I mean, you've also got the Pink Floyd. We talked about that. Yeah, that's a great sequence. Pink Floyd versus Van Halen. That's just a really the another one. They also hold the scene for for a really long time. Yeah. Yeah. And the song that's being really used in there is Fearless by Pink Floyd. Yeah. And, you know, even Willoughby is just talking about the band. He really gets the timing of it. I love mean when people can break down the timing. Yeah. I mean then you've just got some classic songs like Urgent by Foreigner All Night Long by the Eagles. I mean, it's a time capsule of songs that make you feel really, really good. And then, I mean, when the movie ends, I will never be able to hear let the good times roll by the cars and not think of everybody. Wants, right? And it's a perfect ending, like which we mentioned her always sticks the endings and you just you want it to keep going. Oh, God, it's so great. God damn it. Richard Linklater, you're just the best. We have talked about him. He was the first director recovered way back in episode three. And then, of course, we did harp on Everybody Wants Them a lot in our hangout movies episode 30. But all the way back in episode three, I said that Everybody Wants Them was tied at fourth place with Dazed and Confused as my favorite. Linklater And you said it was and tied it, number one. And said it was your favorite hangout film and you said No movie can make you happier. So just wanted to check in to see if that's still the case. And boy, oh, boy, it sounds like this. Yeah, absolutely it is. Yeah. I put this movie on last night, and as soon as it started, that magic, joyful feeling enveloped my whole entire body. And it never left. And now that we're talking about, I still can't get the smell off my face when I'm talking about this movie. So yes everybody wants some is holding strong for me is my favorite Richard Linklater movie. Well yeah because when I watched it last night, I was just hanging out and I didn't know we were going to be parting about it. Then I texted you. So when I woke up today, I'm like, I'm going to watch it again. And not stale, not old. Was laughing at all the jokes like was just having a great time. It will never get old. Yeah, yeah we'll never get old. We have never tried to not spoil all of it, but it's not exactly a movie you can spoil. There's no a B. Yeah, there's no one. Act two, act three, act. It's not like that. It's just we're just really encouraging everyone to. If you haven't heard of it, go check it out. All the other movies we've referenced here, especially if you're a Dazed and confused fan, I have two really, really good friends in my life. One of their favorite movies independently is Dazed and Confused. Like independently of each other. They don't know each other and both of them have never seen. Everybody wants them. And I've been I'm like, he has proven himself to you, you know, you like the director, you like his vibe. Just sit down and watch it. One of the reasons, though, people are very, very used to now to not paying for like movies that came out in 2016, like, why am I going to pay for that? I'm going to rent that for 399 people are very, very used to. I will find it when it is on streaming and I get that I can be like that too. I do pay for I rent a lot of movies because the podcast but if we're not doing the podcast, it's not something I normally do because I pay for so many fucking streaming services. So like, why do I want to pay $4? I get it is what I'm saying. This isn't one that comes up on streaming a lot. It's a bummer. So it's just one that we're saying like, you know, we encourage you forking out the dough for it is worth it. We promise you'll probably if you're renting window, it's like 48 hours. You may find yourself watching it twice, not just once, you know. Absolutely. I, I have never recommended this movie to somebody. And then then turning around, being like, it wasn't for me. I've 100% ratio of people loving it that I recommend to. I mean, it is. It is. Yeah. I think to maybe to your point from earlier, it is a very, very male driven type of movie. The humor is really coming from that aspect of it. There really isn't a lot. I mean, the Zoey Deutch character is really, really good. And she and she gets a lot to work with. So it's just it's just a certain kind of movie, but it's also a certain kind of movie that still, regardless of any of, is still just so full of joy. And it's such a good time that I don't think it matters. Almost more so than ever. If this is one you're checking out for the first time, or maybe rewatching because of this episode, please let us know it. W AIW underscore podcasts on Twitter. We really want to know that. But you ready to get into what are you watching? Oh yeah. Folks want to recommend. All right. You're going to go first. I always go first. No. I very it I value it. Yeah. I think you say that. You say that today. Jesus. All right, so I'm going to double down and go with the Richard Linklater movie. And I think this I think. I did this. I think I've definitely done this once before, maybe even be for episode three. But I'm going to recommend Waking Life because. That was when we were doing our Richard Linklater episode. That was one of the ones I had never seen, and I absolutely loved it. I have since seen it one other time. It holds up for me. I just love the way that Richard Linklater thinks, and I think that that movie almost more than any other of his movies, kind of really encapsulated his entire philosophy on so many different things about life. And similar to Slacker. Like Slacker and waking life are kind of two sides of the same coin. I absolutely love, love, love, waking life. What's interesting is that right now, Richard Linklater has an animated film in the same animation as, Waking Life, called Apollo ten and a Half a Space Age, Childhood. It's on Netflix. And right now, this is the only Richard Linklater film I haven't seen because I've seen all the rest. So it's like, why haven't I seen this? But that's another that's a good incentive to go check it out. I'm going to watch it tonight. Yeah. Yeah. Is That what you're recommending? Well, no, I haven't seen it yet. So I like to recommend things that we have watched recently or, you know, for doubling down on something. So we always do here. No mine is actually one of mine coming up as a six parter. I'm doing a six part double down. I'm going to go through this quickly, but. Oh, my. God. Oh, relax, sorry, sorry. I'm going to reference movies. You haven't seen very popular movies. Shocker. No, I referenced like a while ago that I was showing Ali every Mission Impossible movie. I referenced it on the Tom Cruise podcast. I said that she had only seen the first one. So we finished all six of the ones that are out. And it was it is so fun because my wife is absolutely like a general audience moviegoer. She's not like a deep dove. Like she's certainly not obsessed with him like I am. Few people are. I understand. I get it, believe me. But That's why it's so fun to get her perspectives on stuff sometimes. And I'm like, you know, we can watch these, like at our leisure. We don't feel like binge them or anything. And it's so funny just to hear along the way what she liked and didn't like. And I just want to share some of that. This is very, very high level. You know, we're watching one and two which like look like, movies and stuff and then we put on three, which is directed by JJ Abrams and it was so distracting to her how the movie was shot. Like, it's all yellow. Like all the filters, and he does all the lens flares and she's not someone who talks about this stuff. So it was just hysterical. She's like, Oh God, this one looks so weird. So in Ghost protocol came along, she's like, Oh, great, this looks like a normal movie. But the main thing I want to touch on here is that Ghost Protocol, Rogue Nation Fallout with each passing movie. He's like, I got to increase my stunts. So I got, you know, I'm going to jump all around towers and then I'm going to be hanging off planes. I'm going to skydive out of planes. The skydive scene in Mission Impossible Fallout, which I know you haven't seen, is so fucking crazy that like she I not convince her that the scene from Fallout when they jump out of a fucking plane was real and shot in-camera. I just show her like the five minute long YouTube making of video. So just a good reminder for like, a movie freak like me who doesn't necessarily always get to the mainstream stuff, like on repeat viewings. I see them like once, but this actually is a really good series. And what's weird, what's crazy is that it keeps getting better. Not to say that like the first one is the worst one. That's not what I'm saying at all. But like Fallout is just a really, really good action movie. Like, it makes me really excited for Dead Reckoning Part one and Dead Reckoning, Part two. Cruz has his career planned through 2024. Oh, I should also say that maverick biggest film of Cruise's career. Yes, I saw that headline like yesterday. Fucking Ed Cruise, 60 years old, biggest films career. I love it. I love it. It's amazing. Anyway, yeah, Mission Impossible. And I am kind of recommending them to you because I know you haven't all of them and they're just they're just a blast. Like there are a lot of fun, varying degrees of ridiculous. The first one is so fucking serious. So serious. And then, you know, by like, Rogue Nation, he's, like, hanging out of a plane. It's just. It's great. I don't know. I love him, so that's what I would recommend. I've got nothing against him. It just. I just never saw him. And then once they started coming out to many, I was like, I miss, like, these looks. I saw the first three. You do not need to have seen them to see the others. Like if you literally and that's what she kept saying. She's like, it's kind of cool how it pays off if you've seen them all. But yeah, if you have just seen Fallout, which a lot of people have Fallout for a lot of people is the only mission impossible they've seen. That's because it was such a hit and I get it. And it's like, it's fine. You don't have to keep it going and going. But I think that's kind of the joy of it, kind of the fun. But anyway, everybody wants some baby. We all do. That's what I'm talking about. As we go. See this movie, we want you to go see it. I know every major streaming service listens to this podcast. We want you to put. One. Of you to consider putting everybody want some on your service. If you watch the film, let us know at W AIW Underscore Podcast. But as always, thank you for listening and happy watching. First Cousin. Hey everyone, thanks again for listening. You can watch my films and read my movie blog at Alex Withrow dot com. Nicholas Dose Tor.com is where you can find all of Nick's film work. Send us mailbag questions at What are you watching? Podcast at gmail.com dot com or find us on Twitter at W AIW Underscore podcast. Next time we're going to talk about Ray Liotta in the role he played in a little movie called Goodfellas. You may have heard of it. Stay tuned now. Go home and get your fucking shine box. Fuck. I got off track to fuck tough. It is. Okay. Everybody wants some. I get it. Van Halen. I get it. Van Halen. Van Inhaling bullets are good. Here we go. Fuck.