Watch Official Trailer for Mario Van Peebles' Teen Dramedy "We The Party"

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by Vanessa Martinez
February 28, 2012 7:49 PM
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The teen dramedy We The Party, directed by Mario Van Peebles, has just released it's official trailer. The film, described as a cutting edge hip-hop-infused dramedy about the first generation of high schoolers to come of age during the Obama years, stars Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Snoop Dogg, Melvin Van Peebles, Tiny Lister and several other actors and musicians.

We The Party will be released in limited theaters on April 6th.

Here's the synopsis:

A revealing look at contemporary youth culture, writer-director Mario Van Peebles’ WE THE PARTY shows teenagers as they are, not as adults would like them to be. Set amidst the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, WE THE PARTY is a colorful, cutting-edge comedy set in an ethnically diverse Los Angeles high school during America’s first black president. The film focuses on five friends as they deal with romance, money, prom, college, sex, bullies, facebook, fitting in, standing out, and finding themselves. Evoking such classic teen comedies as The Breakfast Club and House Party but with an attitude and style all its own, WE THE PARTY captures the hopes, confusion, challenges and dreams of today’s teenagers as they plunge headlong into an uncertain future.

Check out the trailer below and official poster underneath it:

WE THE PARTY - TRAILER from evelyn santana on Vimeo.

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5 Comments

  • JMACC | March 7, 2012 11:35 PMReply

    Saw this at a screening in Los Angeles. It's actually a really fun movie. I'm not exactly the target demographic, but it worked. Like another commenter mentioned, it's a black teen dramedy. I can't think of many movies like this or movies to compare it to...maybe House Party.

  • Ava | February 29, 2012 6:06 PMReply

    Not having seen the film, of course, from the trailer, it is sort of reminiscent of Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow, aesthetically speaking.

  • Cyril | February 29, 2012 2:20 AMReply

    Ermmm, I don't know about this one. Mario has always been my personal superman, but I don't know about this party thing.

  • DJ | February 28, 2012 9:49 PMReply

    I like the idea of a black teen dramedy. There are virtually none of those, especially in the 2000s. The actors are mostly all recording artists though... Simone Battle is the girl from X-Factor too.

    Hmm.. I'm sure the Diggy Simmons, Tyga, Mindless Behavior demographic can appreciate this.

  • Vivia | February 28, 2012 9:48 PMReply

    Well alrighty then. I'm just excited to see MVP out there with his work. I kept missing the screenings for this film but I've heard some good feedback.
    I'm still hoping to see Things Fall Apart released.

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