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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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Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Teller ... Miller
Skylar Astin ... Casey
Justin Chon ... Jeff Chang
Sarah Wright ... Nicole
Jonathan Keltz ... Randy
François Chau ... Dr. Chang (as Francois Chau)
Russell Hodgkinson ... The Chief
Daniel Booko ... Julian
Russell Mercado Russell Mercado ... Jayden
Josie Loren ... Pledge Aguilar
Christiann Castellanos ... Pledge Gomez
Dustin Ybarra ... PJ Brill
Samantha Futerman ... Sally Huang
Julian Gavilanes ... Stoner #1
Josh Truax Josh Truax ... Stoner #2
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

A Night You'll Never Remember See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

When Chan eats the tampon, its a custom candy bar of marshmallow. See more »

Goofs

When the guys begin their naked walk to the Health Center, the soles of Miller and Casey's feet are very filthy. After their subsequent argument and fight, and they walk up the stairs to the building, the soles of their feet look significantly cleaner. See more »

Quotes

Miller: [Forced to kiss eachother] I just... I wish you were wearing more than a tube sock, but fuck it, baby.
Casey: I really wish you didn't call me baby.
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Alternate Versions

The Chinese release of the film will have scenes shot in China, with Jeff Chang being a transfer student visiting from China. See more »


Soundtracks

Mona Vegas
Written by Joshua Hodges (as Josh Hodges)
Performed by Strfkr (as STRFKR)
Courtesy of Polyvinyl Recording Co.
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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College version of The Hangover has some laughs
3 October 2015 | by Screen_BlitzSee all my reviews

From the brilliant writers of Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009), comes a college-set comedy about the raucous life of college partying and the debauchery that ensues. This film follows college students Miller and Casey (played by Miles Teller and Skylar Astin), who hope to take their friend Jeff Chang (played by Justin Chon) out for a drink for his 21st birthday. Chang is initially reluctant as he has an interview of medical school the following day set by his hard-nose dad Mr. Chang. Ultimately, Jeff accepts and goes out for a wild night at the bar with his friends. However, what was supposed to a quick night of a few drinks unexpectedly turns into a night of endless debauchery when the Jeff Chang becomes passed out drunk and Miller and Casey cannot remember where he lives.

While this movie isn't anything original as it follows nearly the same plot as The Hangover, a group of friends who get wasted, lose one of their friends and can't remember what happened the previous night, it surprisingly still brought out the laughs and humor the writers of The Hangover have been made known for. I certainly can't say this rises near the level of The Hangover however. The humor and the dialogue are not as inspired or funny, some of the sex jokes here feel a bit forced and over-the-top, most of which come out of the mouth of Miles Teller's character. There is also a rather heavy use of gross-out humor, the scene in the bathroom at the sorority house, for an example. Then there are some moments that are quite a bit clever. Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, and Justin Chon show some great comedic chemistry with each other. Teller plays Miller who is quite vulgar and raucous, despite the chaos that ensues during their night, while Skylar Astin plays Casey who is more smart and more serious about the situations that takes place. Then Chon who's character spends the majority of the film passed out and heavily intoxicated, subconscious of everything that goes on.

21 & Over is a worthy movie for comedy fans. However, this film could have been better if it wasn't too similar to The Hangover series. Overall, it made me laugh and it had some good moments in it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,754,168, 3 March 2013

Gross USA:

$25,682,380

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,065,672
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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