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21 & OVER Blu-ray Review

‘From the makers of Project X’ Already, 21 & Over is not off to a good start. It actually has its moments though, and is surprisingly not so awful for some of the time. It starts out funny, so it sets the pace and the expectations (whether they be high or low for you) appropriately. The leads are funny, but it’s not too worthy of very high placement amongst other films with this same formula.

Official Synopsis:

From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (JUSTIN CHON of the Twilight Saga) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (SKYLAR ASTIN ofPitch PerfectWreck-It Ralph) and Miller (MILES TELLER of The Spectacular Now,Project XRabbit Hole) surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.

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Special Features:

  • Tower Of Power – All you’ve ever wanted to know about a fictional drinking game
  • Levels Of Intoxication – An “informative” featurette about the levels of Jeff Chang’s drunken stupor
  • Gag Reel – Pretty standard, pretty short for what must have produced tons of this type of footage though.

So in the end, this isn’t a complete waste of time. What starts out kind of funny, has some incredibly unfunny bits spattered throughout, ends in kind of a charming way. With funny leads and a time-tested formula for comedy success, you might as well give this a rental and see where your moral compass really lies.

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Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.