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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

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:

Blackout the date 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

21 and Over See more »

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:

$45,582,380
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Miles Teller's character name, Miller, is a combination of his own name. See more »

Goofs

After Jeff Chang gets completely drunk and wasted, Miller and Casey spend the majority of the night trying to get him home because they don't know his address. Not a problem, except they both took a taxi cab to get to his house at the beginning of the film, which means they either have his address written down/stored somewhere or they both knew it. Even if they didn't know the location of his house from the bar area, they should have at least had the physical address to give to someone. See more »

Quotes

Miller: I'll bet you five bucks that I fuck your sister before you fuck my sister.
Casey: I bet you five bucks that I fuck my sister before you fuck my sister.
Miller: I'll give you five bucks if you fuck your sister.
Taxi Driver: OK, can we cool it with the sister fucking?
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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

Going Out In Style
Written by Al Barr, Tim Brennan, Ken Casey, Jeff DaRosa, Matt Kelly, and James Lynch
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born & Bred Records
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Doesn't pretend to be anything other than a dumb comedy
14 May 2013 | by rebecca-rySee 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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