Justin Chon

review 21 and over

Somewhere along the line R-rated comedies found themselves overrun with dicks. Not real ones, although there’s too goddamn many of those these days too, but instead I’m talking about the lead characters who cause a film’s “comedic” and consequence-free conflict without concern for the welfare of anyone or anything else only to be rewarded for their efforts with audience laughs and a happy ending. Say hello to the pricks at the center of the new film, 21 & Over. Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) arrive on the campus of Northern Pacific University intent on surprising their good friend Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) for his 21st birthday. The plan is to take him out to celebrate, “fuck him with alcohol” and have him back home in time for his demanding father to take him to a med school interview in the morning. Of course the night goes almost immediately awry as Jeff Chang ends up imbibing ludicrous amounts of alcohol, peeing on a few girls, puking (in slow motion) atop a mechanical bull, passing out and being generally abused by friends and strangers alike. His meant-to-be-hilarious state of unconsciousness and inebriation leaves the other two stuck trying to find their way back to his house and encountering all manner of wacky interruptions and obstacles along the way.

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21 and Over Movie

21 and Over didn’t really need the “From the Makers of The Hangover” tag. It’s sort of one big audio/visual “From the Makers of The Hangover” tag, but they spell it out in plain english anyway. Co-writer/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have jumped back into the booze-filled deep end with a movie that gets so drunk it pulls a Weekend at Bernie‘s. Keeping the plot light on its feet, the movie focuses on a smart kid (Justin Chon) celebrating his 21st birthday with his two best friends and a big medical exam looming on the horizon. Insanity ensues. Hopefully hilarity will too. See if you can spot the running gag and watch the trailer for yourself. You might want to take some charcoal first:

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