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21 & Over (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 March 2013 (USA)
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The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

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Jeff Chang
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Randy
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Dr. Chang (as Francois Chau)
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When Straight-A college student Jeff Chang's two best friends take him out for his 21st birthday on the night before an important medical school interview, what was supposed to be a quick beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery. Written by Relativity

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, some graphic nudity, drugs and drinking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,754,168 (USA) (1 March 2013)

Gross:

$25,675,765 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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François Chau's role as Dr. Chang is a homage to Dr. Pierre Chang, a character from the television series "Lost", also played by Chau. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: So, I take it you're not in a frat?
Casey: No, because I'm not angry and secretly gay.
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References Rocky IV (1985) See more »

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Mona Vegas
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Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a dumb comedy
14 May 2013 | by (North Lanarkshire, Scotland) – See all my reviews

'21 & over' is the latest buddy comedy inspired by 'The Hangover.' It has a similar story to 'The Hangover' except the drinking rampage is the story rather than the morning after.

This film was surprisingly good! I think the last film I saw was 'Movie 43' and that made me lose faith in laughter and happiness… Anyway, '21 & over' certainly isn't the funniest comedy ever but there are a decent amount of laughs and cringe moments. Of course, towards the end the story does go totally over the top. This is a modern classic aspect of American comedies these days so I guess it is just something we will have to get used to. Thankfully, it doesn't really send the film into a downward spiral as it is still redeemable.

The characters in this film are all pretty funny in their own way and the characters you are supposed to like are genuinely likable. The story deals with a lot of important issues in a bizarrely light-hearted manner which is quite odd. A lot of the supporting characters are really funny so you're glad to see them each time they pop up throughout the film. I anticipated a lot of rubbish, cheap racist Asian jokes to be dotted all over the script but only a few did and they were from a character that seemed like the kind of person who would say those kinds of jokes. This was quite relieving, the film did its best to make jokes and references that people of a similar age would recognise and find funny.

Overall, this film is nonsense but the people who created it know this and don't try to pretend it's anything else. This is a good film to watch with your friends and I imagine, once it is released on DVD, will be a popular film for drinking games. Beer Pong anyone?


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