The Grade Book: “21 and Over”

21 and Over

Plot: A good student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two friends. 

Directors: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Writers: Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.

Cast: Justin Chon, Miles Teller, and Skylar Astin.

Genres: Comedy.

Running Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes.

MPAA Rating: R.

 

WE LIVE FILM GRADE AVERAGE: C-

AMOUNT OF REVIEWS IN GRADE BOOK: 8

SUMMARY OF THOUGHTS: 21 and Over is just another run-of-the-mill party film, containing minimal laughs.

 

REVIEWS:

  • Chad Gleason (MovieManCHAD):

 

Grade: D

Not a single funny moment in the entire joke of a movie.

  • James Michael Holtz (WeWatchedAMovie):

Grade: B-

It’s a good drinking movie! That’s all we were asking from this movie right?

  • Anthony Hurtado:

Grade: D

Almost a carbon copy of The Hangover mixed in with Project X. That is mostly the downfall of this film for me: is that I have seen most of the same stuff and the original jokes in the films are not that funny. 21 and Over had its moments but its nothing new.

  • Nick Iacobucci:

Grade: C

It is raunchy and vulgar most of the time but I didn’t hate it at all. I laughed most of the time, and I am so very happy that it wasn’t “Project Y”.

  • John Maffeo:

Grade: C

If you’re a fan of The Hangover and previous attempts at youthful intoxicating comedies, you’ll enjoy yourself here. This is not one to be taken seriously! For those who aren’t fans, it’s better than Project X…that is worth something!

  • Scott Menzel (MovieManMenzel):

Grade: D

While not as bad as what I expected, 21 & Over is just more of the same. It’s loaded with the same gross out gags and jokes that are found in the vast majority of teen films today. The film also suffers from trying too hard to seem funny and outlandish. The biggest problem for me, however, was that the film tried so hard to create conflict between the characters, which just seemed forced and unrealistic. While I didn’t completely hate this film, I still don’t think its worth a look — at least not till it hits Red Box for a buck.

  • Steven Merced:

Grade: C

Not as bad as Project X, but its no Hangover. Worth a watch if you need a movie to fill in your drunk party movie needs. It has a few laughs, mediocre characters, and poor pacing — which leaves this movie flat in the B party movies of its past. But with strong laughs in between and some dark moments, the movie is watchable and wont make you want to drink the night away too much.

  • Jake Peffer:

Grade: C-

While the two lead actors are likable and there are a few laughs to be had, there are way too many unnecessary subplots and comedy bits that just aren’t needed. The story is simple, which is fine, but the filmmakers don’t do anything new or interesting to make this better than all the other party movies that it tries to be.

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