House Party (1990)


Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behavior.

House Party (1990)

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Released Year: 1990
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Directors: Reginald Hudlin

Storyline


Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him. None the less, Kid sneaks out when his father falls asleep. But Kid doesn't know that three of the thugs at school have decided to give him a lesson in behavior.

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Reviews


100
San Francisco Chronicle - Unnamed
With House Party, the Hudlins have made a happy, harmless romp of a movie that, in its own minor way, manages to make a contribution to black cinema. There is a measure of social equality in the mere fact that black teens get stupid movies made about them, too. [9 Mar 1990, p.E6]
90
Variety - Unnamed
House Party captures contemporary black teen culture in a way that’s fresh, commercial and very catchy.
88
Washington Post - Hal Hinson
House Party isn't a great movie, but it's heartfelt and enormously winning. In its own modest, ramshackle way, it manages to seem innocent even when it's profane. And maybe a party that demonstrates that those two qualities aren't necessarily opposed is exactly the kind we need.
83
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
The movie is slick and cartoonish but also extremely clever, and its unabashed conventionality is exactly what’s fun about it.
80
The New York Times - Vincent Canby
Unlike most teen-age movies, which attempt to impose some kind of adult order and significance on the events they recall, House Party has the light touch, rude wit and immediacy of rap as improvised by someone in top form.

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