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Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2000

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Play's parents are out of town, and he's planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend, Kid, wants to go more than anything, knowing Sydney (Tisha Campbell), the hottest girl in school, is sure to be there. But when Kid gets into a fight at school, his father (Kid 'N Play) grounds him. Still determined to go, Kid sneaks out of the house and faces one calamity after another as he makes his way to Play's house and the party of the school year.

Cast: Robin Harris, Full Force, Kid 'N Play , Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Adrienne-Joi Johnson, Bowlegged Lou, B. Fine

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Madcap, House, Father, School, Amusing, Escape, Love interest, Playful, Quest, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Catchy and unobtrusively assured, it's both hip and innocent, stylized and natural, charming its way through a conventional hey-kids-let's-have-a-party plot with bright comedy, great dancing, and on-top-of-it rap. It even manages to send a few messages about responsibility without being boring. In short, it's the best teen genre movie in ages. [23 Mar 1990, p.43]

  • With House Party, the Hudlins have made a happy, harmless romp of a movie that, in its own minor way, manages to make a contribution to black cinema. There is a measure of social equality in the mere fact that black teens get stupid movies made about them, too. [9 Mar 1990, p.E6]

  • House Party is silly and high-spirited and not particularly significant, and that is just as it should be. show more

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