Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, and Miles Teller prove they know a thing or two about drinking in their new movie 21 and Over, but when they stopped by our LA studios recently, we decided to find out if they have any skills behind the bar. Watch the costars compete in a hilarious cocktail-mixing contest and check out 21 and Over, now in the theaters.
With spring break season just a few weeks away, the release of new comedy 21 and Over is a perfectly timed cross section of raucous college life. It's an entertaining, raunchy romp that follows two high school BFFs determined to give their third musketeer a proper 21st birthday — and, naturally, things quickly go awry. So what's the downside? Ultimately, it's just another "one crazy night" movie that's been done a million times before. Here are more of the pros and cons of 21 and Over:
- All three of the male leads are talented and fun to watch. The film showcases Justin Chon, Miles Teller, and Skylar Astin, better known as "that guy from Twilight," "that guy from Footloose," and "that guy from Pitch Perfect," respectively. But the fact that these guys are relatively unknown is a strength, since you don't already know what to expect from them. Chon is believable as Jeff Chang, the straight-man-gone-wild, and Astin is crush-worthy as Casey, the preppy (if not smug) goody-two-shoes of the group. But it's Teller who steals the show as the wisecracking slacker Miller. His relentless one-liners are reminiscent of Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, and his comedic timing is impeccable.
- But . . . The rest of the characters are one-note caricatures that are kind of annoying. We're talking ridiculously overbearing parents, aggressive male cheerleaders, and stereotypical sorority girls — none of which seem even remotely realistic.
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Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, and Miles Teller prove they know a thing or two about drinking in their new movie, 21 and Over, but when they stopped by our LA studios recently, we decided to find out if they had any skills behind the bar. Watch the costars compete in a hilarious cocktail-mixing contest, and check out 21 and Over when it hits theaters on March 1.
Take The Hangover, mix in one part Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and one part Superbad, and you've got the trailer for 21 & Over. Miles Teller (Footloose) and Skylar Astin star as old high school buddies intent on getting their fellow best friend (Twilight's Justin Chon) drunk on the night of his 21st birthday. Though he's initially resistant because his intimidating father reminds him of an important exam the next day, he eventually gives in and winds up dancing in women's underwear on top of a car. You know, the usual hijinks.
Does the world need another one-crazy-night movie? Maybe not. But did this trailer make me laugh out loud? Sure did. I'm not a fan of slow-motion vomit, but the "getting down on top of the car" part is hilarious. It should come as no surprise that 21 & Over comes from the writers of The Hangover, so we might be in able hands. Also, Astin was really cute in Pitch Perfect, and I'm excited to see him get some more screen time. The movie opens on March 1, and you can see the trailer after the jump.