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21 & Over (2013)

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The night before his big medical school interview, a promising student celebrates his 21st birthday with his two best friends.

Directors:

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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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, Wide Release

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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Filmed on the campus of the University of Washington. 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: Look, JeffChang, this isn't just any birthday.OK? This is your 21st birthday.
Casey: Here we go!
Miller: This is the day that you become a man.This is the day that you get to tell every bouncer who's ever carded you,"You know what? Sure, I get it.Yes, I look like a nine-year-old Chinese girl."
Jeff Chang: What the fuck?
Miller: "But guess what?Today is my 21st fucking birthday.So, step aside and let the man come through."
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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 »

Connections

References Bananas in Pyjamas (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Howl
Written by Brian Fallon
Performed by The Gaslight Anthem
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited/The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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"21 and Over" - OK Rating. A Hang Over+Jackass+American Pie Combo
28 February 2013 | by feixiang-filmsSee all my reviews

Watched "21 and Over" last night at an advanced screening so sharing a review for those wondering about it.

If you should use other films/media to describe "21 and Over", it is like a combination of "Hang Over", "American Pie", and "Jackass". If describing in one sentence, "21 and Over" is stupid drunkenness or drunk galore? It is an enjoyable film and I would recommend it for those who enjoy dirty slapstick humor and just college craziness. I wouldn't feel the need to watch this film again and it isn't an Oscar nominee type of film, but If you like watching drunk people, this film is for you.

I admit, I like watching this type of films from time to time, but a big reason I was interested in this film was because I liked the writers' Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's other pieces, the popular "Hang Over" film series and "Change Up". I did assume that "21 and Over" would be structured and directed just like "Hang Over but "21 and Over" does not have the story-telling abilities that "Hang Over" has nor are the story, plot, resolution, and characters anywhere as interesting. One's own experiences and perspectives change with age, and Lucas and Moore are out of touch with the current 20s generation as the dialogue, story development, and characters in "21 and Over" are old, clichéd, and stereotypical.

The movie took a while to pick up the pace. Surprisingly and thankfully Jeff Chang is not the main focus in this film, nothing against the actors (these newcomers did a great job), but the supposed main character burned through his drinking and bar scenes early on in a series of montages.

Some of the likable aspects of this movie are the timing of the stunts and how outrageous the stunts are. When it seemed like the film would end soon or run out of tricks, the characters' rolling ball of chaos just got bigger and bigger. The stunts pulled now a day for slapstick humor are getting more outrageous and openly, visually sexual. If nothing, Lucas and Moore get kudos for fresh stunts. Perhaps they spent the time they were supposed to use for brainstorming dialogue and story development, watching "Jackass" instead.

In the end this film is still enjoyable because it's not like this film's audience watches these kinds of films for the dialogue nor accurate representation of cultural identities. All that matters is that the slapstick stunts and moderate dirtiness of the film is enough to not leave a silent house. For sure, the high school kids during the advanced screening got a kick out of it, hoping their college life can be that fun? Crazy at least.

Review by WendyXS@FeiXiangFilms


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