Sunday, March 3 2013, 08:12 AM MST
Movie Review: 21 and Over
21 and Over
2 out of 5 Stars
Directors • Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring • Miles Teller, Justin Chon, Jonathan Keltz
Rated • R
Recommended to • Those looking for a particularly vulgar, but not overly funny night of debauchery with three college-aged men.
Jeff (Justin Chon) is planning on celebrating his 21st birthday by preparing for a med-school interview, but his best friends from high school have other plans. What begins as a one-drink evening quickly spirals into a night of excess and humiliation.
Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the writers of “The Hangover,” have simply lifted the central premise of their mega hit and swapped out a Las Vegas for a college campus. The players are younger, but the mayhem is essentially the same. The results are fairly predictable and unremarkable. It’s a step above “Project X,” and possibly “The Hangover II,” but what felt original in “The Hangover” has quickly become a cliché again.
-Ryan Michael Painter