Parents' Guide to

House Party

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Funny reboot of '90s comedy has shocking violence, swearing.

Movie R 2023 100 minutes
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age 18+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While it can't possibly match the hype around the original film when it was released in 1990, holding this reboot to that standard might be unfair. The new House Party does try its best to capture the fun and the timeliness of the first movie, and in that regard, the film largely succeeds. Many of the jokes actually land and, despite what the trailers show, a surprising amount of heart and care appears to have gone into creating the film and its story. However, co-writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori probably drew one too many tricks from Atlanta's surrealism, injecting a shocking moment into the film that's quite jarring and far from what anyone would have expected. But even though it goes a little off the deep end, House Party is still a fun time as long as you take it for what it is -- a love letter to the original.

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