21 and Over

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21 and Over

Neither as subversively fun as last year’s mega-destructive ‘Project X’, nor as creative as ‘The Hangover’ (on which these co-directors broke through as writers), this further instalment in the Generation Y-acting-badly genre serves as a distinctly average placeholder. Two best friends turn into the angel and the devil on the shoulders of their straight-A buddy (Justin Chon), about to come of legal drinking age. During their wild night, the pleasures run along the typical hetero-douche-bag axis: breaking into a sorority, chucking up during a mechanical bull ride, etc. Still, watch your bro-based audience squirm when two of our heroes are forced to lock lips, then take a stroll across campus nude except for carefully placed tube socks.

By: Joshua Rothkopf


Release details

Release date: Friday May 3 2013
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Cast: Miles Teller
Skylar Astin
Justin Chon
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The review has one thing wrong about the film. It isn't average it is downright poor. From the first conversation in the taxi where the f word is liberally sprayed about and a highly questionable discussion about sexual activities with much younger sisters of both characters takes place the film treads depths of taste that it never really rises above. It is lazy, lame and full of poor racial, sexual and religious cliches and stereotypes. The film has little redeeming merit and the few amusing bits are all in the trailer. It is little more than a group of short and generally very hackneyed set pieces many of which have been done better and much funnier in other films before. Only Scary Movie 5 saves this from being the worst film I have seen this year.