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We the Party

(2012)

Rated R for sexual content, language and brief drug use - all involving teens.

R In Theaters 04/6/2012 , 104min.
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39%
Viewer score based on 42 ratings
48%
Critic score based on 12 reviews

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April 06, 2012
chaddarb
BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!
March 27, 2012
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I caught a screening of this at USC. I was pretty excited because I like YG, the New Boyz and Snoop. The music was awesome and the acting was better than I expected. Director/Producer/Writer Mario Van Peebles pushes the idea that smart is the new gangster, and as lame as that sounds, it works here. I doubt this will win any awards, but the message is solid and it's a fun movie. It's definitely

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Washington Post
With the raunch of "American Pie" and the heart of an after-school special, the comedy turns out to be a lot less than the sum of its parts. Full Review
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
While We the Party can be insensitive, or blind, to the misogyny and homophobia of the general culture (the token gay teen is a finger-snapping, head-bobbing fashionista), it takes the issues of race and class quite seriously. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
It's a shame, though, that the movie also features stereotyped or retrograde attitudes towards Jewish, gay, and female characters. Perhaps Van Peebles' kids could school their dad on the virtues of across-the-board respect. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
Despite the filmmaker's obvious good intentions in trying to impart valuable life lessons to younger viewers, We the Party suffers from any number of problems, including uneven acting (talent isn't always hereditary); stereotypical characters and situations; and a manic visual style featuring the sort of split-screen obsession that felt outdated decades ago. Full Review
Kyle Smith
New York Post
The script suffers from blandness and aimlessness. Full Review

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