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House Party 3

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Worst movie in the trilogy; dated humor, sex, swearing.

Movie R 1994 100 minutes
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This is yet another third movie in a trilogy that's the worst of the three. House Party 3 is especially disappointing because, after the positive messages espoused in House Party 2 about activism, education, and feminism, this movie opts to forget all that in favor of jokes at the expense of women (particularly heavyset women) and the elderly and visually impaired, among other easy and lazy jokes.

The funniest scenes, if not the only funny scenes, involve Bernie Mac as Uncle Vester. He steals every scene he's in, taking this randy ranting character to the max, effortlessly riffing so many jokes, you almost wish the movie was centered on him instead of Kid and Play. It's a dated '90s movie, but not the good kind of dated '90s movie. Some of the musical interludes are fun, but they don't overcome everything else that's wrong with this sequel that probably never should have been made.

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