Jeff Chang is a stereotypical Asian college student with his Straight-A grades and medical school future in front of him. When his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit on his 21st birthday, they are disappointed to learn that Jeff has a very important Medical school interview scheduled courtesy of Jeff's strict, overbearing father. While reluctant at first, Jeff caves into his friends peer pressure and embarking on a booze-fueled night which none of them will ever forget. 21 and Over is a brash, formulaic college party flick which borrows heavily from The Hangover in both formula and character. Much of 21 & Over is centered around Miller and Casey's attempt to get a very drunk and passed out Jeff Chang home to his apartment before the interview. The film falls into pretty much every trope of this genre, with the typical high school friends growing apart stuff and the random love interest, though the film does throw a somewhat random, dark twist into the mix. 21 & Over is certainly raunchy and while it doesn't bring much new to the table the film does have a few cleverly absurd moments of drunken chaos. In fact this film relies much more on chaotic situations then well written jokes to entertain, which in turn hurts the film during the lulls of absurdest humor. The characters just aren't very original, being predictable in their actions because they are walking stereotypes. Much of 21 & Over just feels like a bad impression of better films, with Miles Teller's Miller feeling very much like a carbon copy of Seth from Superbad. 21 & Over is somewhat entertaining and fans of the genre are certain to find it serviceable, though forgettable.
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