STARRING: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright
DIRECTED BY: on Lucas and Scott Moore
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are making their directorial debut here, but they’ve written a bunch of films over the past couple years. Most notably, The Hangover. Add to that Rebound, Full Of It, Four Christmases, and Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, and you’ll understand why this is a bit of a mess.
21 and Over features two friends (Miles Teller/Skylar Astin) who are visiting their friend (Justin Chon) for his 21st birthday, and plan to get him drunk. He has a med school admissions interview the next morning, however, so they have to get him home in time for that. You’ve seen everything else, in every other fratboy movie ever.
Teller and Astin are game for everything thrown their way, and both are charismatic enough to make the 90 minutes fly by, but the film feels like a retread. I didn’t find any of it funny, all of the humor was predictable, and penis shots in movies now are so predictable that I roll my eyes. It felt more like one of those straight-to-video American Pie movies than a full fledged effort deserving of theatrical release. It’s not an awful film, it’s just disturbingly average.
FINAL GRADE: C