‘21 and Over’: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Mar. 05, 2013
From the writers of “The Hangover” movies, the comedy “21 and Over” might not be for anyone who is actually over the age of 21. The film, which might as well be dubbed “The Hangover: College Version,” lacks originality and well-developed characters, and instead relies on crude, racist and often gross humor to elicit laughs.
This film follows a familiar storyline in which a night of drinking results in a dangerous adventure with almost life-ruining consequences for three college men. High school friends Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) decide to take their old pal Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) out for a night of drinking the day before the biggest job interview of his life. Inevitably, Chang gets too drunk, and a completely lost Miller and Casey must endure wild buffalo, angry fraternity brothers, vengeful sorority rituals and copious amounts of drinking in an attempt to find Chang’s address.
“21 and Over” is an R-rated movie with a target audience of 16-year-olds. It’s a trashy, fun guilty pleasure for some, but it’s not for viewers who prefer the butt of a joke to be better than, “let’s make two straight guys kiss” or “look, he has a tube-sock on his penis.”