This film, 21 & Over, was a skeptical thought in my mind at first. But considering that it was everything I expected it to be - dumb, swearish (if that's a real word) and crazy, it was great. With no actors I ever heard of before, this film is a step into the twenty-one year old, when you're apparently old enough to drink at pubs. A little old an age minimum if you ask me, but oh well. And because of that, a group of three post-high schoolers see twenty-one as the year of their lives. A Korean named Jeff is all ready to go for an interview on the following morning for medical school, to become a doctor courtesy of his intimidating father. He has to be up and ready by 7AM the following morning, so he can't go out drinking (says the father, anyway). His two best friends say different. However, things go haywire, but not too bad considering the brainiac meets a girl and the obnoxious bet-maker meets an arch-enemy.
I had negative feelings at first, the movie starting with two boys swearing in a taxi using the F-word as many times as The Wolf of Wall Street in one minute, probably. (I haven't actually seen the movie, but it apparently broke the record for movie that uses that word most.) And it gets a little predictable, convincing Jeff to go out. When the sun sets and the party commences however, it doesn't stop. Miles, Sammy and Jeff end up on a mission similar to that of Arthur Christmas, in terms of one of those countdown one night movies. It then uses about every trick in the book to please a teenager with common sense of a party, also adding a bizarre mystery involving a gun.
but all of that wouldn't have been important if it wasn't so dang funny. It's been a while since I've seen a movie with characters stripped like how they are, but that somehow added to the humour rather than being an eye-roller. There are also some scenes related to genders, and I didn't appreciate when it was used in Neighbours, Seth Rogen scared of milking a girl. Some scenes involve spanknig a girl blindfolded and drinking from in between their breasts and you may not like it from how I'm making it sound. Here, the story somehow gives it all energy, so it works without insulting women, and I was very appreciative of that. If I was younger, I may have found this movie despicable, maybe not. It basically juggles everything I don't like in a movie and then somehow makes everything work out. Here, the use of Rated R is for once done to perfection. If you're my age or older, don't even think about not seeing this over the top influential laughfest.