• We the Party (2012)

We the Party

Release Date: April 6th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2012

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

A smart but underachieving teen (Mandela Van Peebles) sets his sights on a brainy classmate (Simone Battle) who is driven to succeed.

Cast: Mandela Van Peebles, Simone Battle, Moises Arias, Mario Van Peebles, Makaylo Van Peebles, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Director: Mario Van Peebles

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Eagle Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Despite its flashy cinematography and colorful sets, it contains a great deal that is serious about growing up in America today. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe 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characters and situations; and a manic visual style featuring the sort of split-screen obsession that felt outdated decades ago. show more

  • 75
    Diego SemereneSlant 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. show more

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