21 and Over

21 and Over

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Cast: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, Miles Teller, Skylar Astin

     
 

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College seniors and lifelong friends Miller (Miles Teller), a fast-talking hedonist, and Casey (Skyler Astin), a nice guy and soon to be stockbroker, arrive at the college where their third BFF Jeff (Justin Chon) is a medical student. It's Jeff's 21st birthday and Miller is desperate to get his buddy blindingly drunk, and enjoy one last amazing night before they all

Overview

College seniors and lifelong friends Miller (Miles Teller), a fast-talking hedonist, and Casey (Skyler Astin), a nice guy and soon to be stockbroker, arrive at the college where their third BFF Jeff (Justin Chon) is a medical student. It's Jeff's 21st birthday and Miller is desperate to get his buddy blindingly drunk, and enjoy one last amazing night before they all start their adult lives. Jeff protests because his demanding father has orchestrated and important job interview in the morning, but soon enough the birthday boy relents and eventually gets so thoroughly hammered he can barely speak, which presents a problem when Miller and Casey can't remember where there buddy lives. The trio sets off ona wild adventure to find anyone on campus who can tell them where Jeff lives so that they can get him ready for his big appointment. 21 and Over was written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, who wrote the screenplay for The Hangover.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
If you're part of an ambitious screenwriting duo responsible for one of the biggest comedy scripts of the last few years, it makes good -- though blatantly obvious -- sense to get your first directing gig by recycling your biggest hit. That's exactly what Jon Lucas and Scott Moore have done with 21 and Over, an R-rated party pic that's essentially The Hangover (which they wrote) set at a college. The setup couldn't be simpler. College seniors and lifelong friends Miller (Miles Teller), a fast-talking hedonist, and Casey (Skylar Astin), a nice guy and soon-to-be stockbroker, arrive at the school where their third BFF, Jeff Chang (Justin Chon), is a medical student. It's Jeff Chang's 21st birthday, and Miller is desperate to get his buddy blindingly drunk so they can all enjoy one last amazing night before they start their adult lives. A few hours later, Jeff Chang -- he's referred to every time by his full name, a trope that grows exponentially more grating as the movie plays out -- is passed out drunk and his two buds can't remember where he lives. That sends them on a wild adventure around the college campus to find someone who can point them in the right direction so they can get Jeff Chang cleaned up in time for a career-making morning appointment that his demanding father has arranged. Aside from the "Jeff Chang" gag, 21 and Over walks a fine line of being reliably predictable without ever succumbing to full-blown laziness. The characters are shaded versions of types we're very familiar with from the American Pie series -- Miller is a less physically threatening Stifler, while Casey is basically a less incompetent Jim. As they drink quantities of alcohol that would hospitalize a rhino, and Casey tries to score with a pretty girl dating an agro cheerleader whose phone may have the info our heroes need, the friends find themselves in a series of wild predicaments. The film tries more and more gross-out gags at the expense of the altogether out-of-it Jeff Chang, including a lengthy, unbroken close-up during which he eats a tampon, and an elongated slow-motion sequence where he throws up while riding a mechanical bull that owes more than a little to Old School. Lucas and Moore have written this story enough times that they know how to make it flow even when there are long gaps between laughs, and as directors they show a keen eye for casting. Astin is an easily charming presence who's very good with a witty throwaway line; he's capable of coming off like a regular guy in the midst of the most outrageous moments in the plot, and plays a flawless straight man for the antic Teller. Nobody is going to confuse 21 and Over for The Hangover, or even American Pie, but it's far from terrible. There is a really funny plot twist involving a sorority getting revenge on Miller and Casey that the filmmakers don't shy away from making amusingly uncomfortable for an audience they know will be full of "bros," while Astin's genuine charisma keeps the movie from becoming unlikeable. Lucas and Moore may have some talent behind the camera, but as screenwriters they could use a little inspiration.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
UPC:
0024543834298
Original Release:
2013
Rating:
R
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
79,535

Special Features

Closed Caption; Tower of power; Levels of intoxication; Gag reel

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Miles Teller Miller
Skylar Astin Casey
Justin Chon Jeff Chang
Sarah Wright Nicole
Jonathan Keltz Randy
François Chau Dr. Chang
Russell Hodgkinson The Chief
Daniel Booko Julian
Russell Mercado Jayden
Josie Loren Pledge Aguilar
Christiann Castellanos Pledge Gomez
Dustin Ybarra PJ Brill
Samantha Futerman Sally Huang
Julian Gavilanes Stoner #1
Josh Truax Stoner #2
Zach Sanchez Gatekeeper
Brenna Smith Head Sorority Sister
Craig Cackowski Taxi Driver
Kent Loomer Campus Cop
Brandon Whitehead Campus Cop #1
Basil Harris Campus Cop #2
Bobbi Kotula Health Services Nurse
Paloma Felisberto Hallway Nurse
Angela Larson Discharge Nurse
Sara Castilleja Cara
Raquael Torres Latina Sorority Sister #1
Casandra Marie Hayes Latina Sorority Sister #2
Alanna Reynolds Nicole's Sorority Sister
Alexis Piper Female Cheerleader
Donald Lloyd Mayer Bouncer #1
Ricardo Blanchard Bouncer #2
Bonnie Bentley Bartender #1
Catherine Lynn Stone Bartender #2
Raquel Werner Latina Sorority Sister #3
Kristen Cornwall Thumper Girl

Technical Credits
Jon Lucas Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Scott Moore Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jason Beckman Executive Producer
Nils Benson Camera Operator
Bob Bowen Musical Direction/Supervision
Ron Burkle Executive Producer
Jason Colbeck Executive Producer
Jason Colodne Executive Producer
Jason Felts Executive Producer
Adam Fields Co-producer
Jerry Fleming Production Designer
Ken Halsband Co-producer
David Hoberman Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Producer
Todd Lieberman Producer
David Manpearl Executive Producer
Stephen McGehee Camera Operator
Nancy Nayor Casting
Patrick Peach Production Manager
John Refoua Editor
Hugo Shong Producer
Terry Stacey Cinematographer
Bruce Terris Asst. Director
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Christine Wada Costumes/Costume Designer
Happy Walters Musical Direction/Supervision
T.J. Williams Camera Operator
Lyle Workman Score Composer
Andy Yan Executive Producer
Luo Yan Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 21 & Over
1. Chapter 1 [5:22]
2. Chapter 2 [4:03]
3. Chapter 3 [3:52]
4. Chapter 4 [3:03]
5. Chapter 5 [3:26]
6. Chapter 6 [4:08]
7. Chapter 7 [2:43]
8. Chapter 8 [2:29]
9. Chapter 9 [3:19]
10. Chapter 10 [3:14]
11. Chapter 11 [1:48]
12. Chapter 12 [4:13]
13. Chapter 13 [4:59]
14. Chapter 14 [5:50]
15. Chapter 15 [4:39]
16. Chapter 16 [4:24]
17. Chapter 17 [3:37]
18. Chapter 18 [2:44]
19. Chapter 19 [4:06]
20. Chapter 20 [:31]
21. Chapter 21 [3:58]
22. Chapter 22 [2:32]
23. Chapter 23 [5:21]
24. Chapter 24 [2:18]
25. Chapter 25 [6:10]

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