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A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, writer-director Mario Van Peebles' We the Party shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be. Set amidst the latest trends in music,... read more read more... dance and fashion, We the Party is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America's first black president. The film focuses on five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves. Evoking such classic teen comedies as The Breakfast Club and House Party but with an attitude and style all its own, We the Party captures the hopes, confusion, challenges and dreams of today's teenagers as they plunge headlong into an uncertain future. -- (C) Official Site

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R, 1 hr. 44 min.

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Release Date: April 6, 2012

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DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012

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  • December 2, 2012
    Yeah it was super lame. You would think it's kinda gonna be like any of the other dance movies. Nope, just some lame raps and some Disney Channel stars trying desperately to seperate themselves from their former lives, probably a little too hard.

Critic Reviews


Scott Bowles
April 6, 2012
Scott Bowles, USA Today

Every time it dabbles in real-world teen issues like sex and drugs, it returns to a fanciful high school where kids quote Nietzsche and play acoustic guitar on lunch breaks. Full Review

Elizabeth Weitzman
April 6, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Mario Van Peebles' self-produced project comes frustratingly close to his high-minded aims. Full Review

Frank Scheck
April 6, 2012
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Heavy-handed teen drama mixes moralizing and partying to uneven effect. Full Review

Kyle Smith
April 6, 2012
Kyle Smith, New York Post

A good-natured high school dramedy that borrows from many others... Full Review

Stephanie Merry
April 6, 2012
Stephanie Merry, 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

Neil Genzlinger
April 5, 2012
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

Van Peebleses ... populate the movie, and all are serviceable enough as actors; it would be nice to see them in less earnest, more original material. Full Review

Robert Abele
April 5, 2012
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

A colorful but superficial mess. Full Review

Roger Ebert
April 5, 2012
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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

Robert Koehler
April 4, 2012
Robert Koehler, Variety

The pic feels like a quickie knockoff between major projects, offering the writer-director's handsome son Mandela and other younger Van Peebles loads of screentime. Full Review

Andrew Schenker
April 3, 2012
Andrew Schenker, Time Out New York

It's an uneasy mixture of crude yukking and mixed-message uplift that satisfies on neither level. Full Review

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