Release date:April 6, 2012
Director:Mario Van Peebles
MPAA Rating:R (for sexual content, language and brief drug use - all involving teens)
Screenwriter:Mario Van Peebles
Starring:Mandela Van Peebles, Simone Battle, Moises Arias
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.