House Party

HOUSE PARTY (15)
D: Reginald Hudlin
New Line (Warrington Hudlin)
US 1990
104 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Reginald Hudlin
DP: Peter Deming
Ed: Earl Watson
Mus: Marcus Miller
 
Christopher Reid (Kid), Christopher Martin (Play), Robin Harris (Pop), Martin Lawrence (Bilal), Tisha Campbell (Sidney), A.J. Johnson (Sharane)
 
Very much a product of its time, this youth comedy introduced the characters Kid & Play (Reid & Martin), two underachieving teenagers who organise a house party while the parents are away.
The film only runs with it's one joke and hasn't dated particularly well at all. A series of cash-in sequels soon followed, but the films aren't really anything more than a multicultural spin on Bill & Ted.
5/10

House Party
House Party