We the Party
We the Party (2012)

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, dance and fashion, We the Party is… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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

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Witney Seibold
CraveOnline

I have to admit there is something kind of disarming about its corny earnestness. Van Peebles clearly invested himself in the material, and damn it all if he wasn't going to wring that screenplay for all it was worth.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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

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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.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO] There are a few moments during writer/director Mario Van Peebles's overly didactic high school drama when you can almost glimpse the good film buried beneath all the artifice.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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

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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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Initially promising teen comedy-drama, featuring African-American kids not in the ghetto for once, soon undermines itself in a welter of clichés and empty gloss.

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