Movies in Review: “We the Party”

Ok so I know you are reading the title of this movie I am reviewing and thinking “WTH is this?”. Yes I know this movie wasn’t on anyone’s radar, and I am included in this group. I had only seen the trailer for this movie once, and I vaguely remembered it. All I remember is that it was a teen flick that Mario Van Peebles was behind. Well since there was only one major released film this weekend, I decided to also give this movie a chance.

This movie has us following a group of teenagers as they deal with the same things teenagers always deal with, love, sex, bullying, fitting in…blah blah blah…yeah nothing new there. Although the premise wasn’t ground braking, this movie was still fun to watch. Peebles definitely kept this movie in the family, with three of his kids taking on major roles, and of course an appearance made by his father. I don’t think any of the kids deserve any acting awards, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that they still made it a fun movie to watch. All the teens meshed well together, and had me smile and laugh at all the crap they were getting themselves into. I was shocked to see Quincy Brown in this movie (Sean Combs son), doing a pretty decent job.

Mario Van Peebles not only directed this film, but also starred in it with Salli Richardson, and Michael Jai white. I don’t think this movie would have been half as good as it was without the great direction from Peebles. I actually wish more of his films were on the big screen. His films always provoke thinking, and have a message that reaches his target audience. This movie is for tweens and teens, and I honestly think they will enjoy it…adults like myself may enjoy it as well…B-

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About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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2 Responses to Movies in Review: “We the Party”

  1. This one looked like a “pass” for me from the first trailer. I’m not too convinced to go out of my way to check it out, but the fact that you gave it a B- means I may take a stab at it when it shows up on tv. maybe. 🙂

    • It was almost a pass for me too when I saw the trailer, but the fact that it was directed by Peebles pushed me into stepping into the theatre. I am a fan of Peebles work. He’s not a Scorcese or James Cameron, and his productions are usually on a budget, but I usually enjoy the end product.   Definitely nothing to go run out and see. Like I stated in my review, its really just another teenage flick, which I happened to enjoy more than most people would. It was cute.

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