"21 and Over"
Rated R. 1 hours, 33 minutes.
by John Johnson – © 2011 Twenty One and
Over Productions, Inc.
still of Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin in "21
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I haven't had a good
laugh at the movies in a long time. But "21 and Over"
is one film that made me do that several times. When I heard that
it was produced by the same people as "The Hangover,"
I figured it must be good--and it definitely was.
This film mostly centers
around three young men in their 20's. Skylar Astin stars as Casey
while Miles Teller plays Miller, best friends of straight-A student
Jeff Chang (played by Justin Chon). It is Chang's 21st birthday
and his two buddies came over to invite him to do some partying.
However, there's only one problem. He has a very important medical
school interview the next morning at 8 a.m.
While Chang is hesitant
at first, he later agrees to go out and have one beer. One beer
becomes two and three and before you know it, he is completely
wasted. The three 20-year-olds went from one bar to the next.
Casey and Miller met a cute blonde by the name of Nicole (played
by Sarah Wright) who becomes their love interest.
Meanwhile, when it
was time to take Chang home, the two best friends forgot where
he lives. So they went on a quest to find out. They started by
breaking into a sorority house hoping to find Nicole. Casey and
Miller snuck Chang into the ladies room and tied him up while
the two looked for Nicole. However, it was a Latina sorority house.
They needed to make a quick exit and try a different house. The
two boys threw Chang out a second-story window and then he bounced
on something and landed in the bushes.
Next, they find Nicole
at a different sorority house. The only problem is--she doesn't
know where Chang lives either. So she gave Casey and Miller the
name of her boyfriend, who supposedly knows where everyone lives.
The two young boys met up with that guy at a big outdoor party
with a bonfire. Casey and Miller discover that Chang was carrying
a loaded gun in one of his pockets. It went off unexpectedly and
then a bull went charging toward the crowd.
The two young men got
a hold of the cell phone from Nicole's boyfriend. They found Chang's
address, but it turned out to be his previous address. So they
went there anyways. There was a huge party going on inside that
dormitory. Casey and Miller were told the R.A., who was on the
eighth floor, might know where Chang lives. So they had to complete
a series of challenges--one on each floor--to get up there. Those
consisted of beer pong, drinking an entire gallon of milk the
fastest and other crazy antics.
The questions you'll
be able to answer at the end of this film are: Will Chang get
home early enough for his medical school interview? If so, does
he want to go through with it? I'm not going to tell you. You'll
have to see the movie to find out.
Jon Lucas and Scott
Moore made their directorial debut with this movie. Other stars
in "21 and Over" include Francois Chau, Samantha Futerman,
Dustin Ybarra, Daniel Booko, Jonathan Keltz, Brenna Smith and
Nikki Phoenix. Scenes for this film were shot in Santa Clarita,
Calif., The University of Washington in Seattle, and in Linyi,
I really enjoyed this
movie a lot. I would recommend it for people in their 20's and
30's. I think that anyone over the age of 40 would probably say
it is too cheesy and those older than that might think it's inappropriate.
The film is rated 'R' for sexual content, language, some graphic
nudity, drugs and drinking.
Look for "21 and
Over" in theaters nationwide beginning on Friday, March 1.
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