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House Party

House Party

House Party

1990 / 100min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: REGINALD HUDLIN

CAST: CHRISTOPHER "KID" REID, CHRISTOPHER "PLAY" MARTIN, MARTIN LAWRENCE

An irresistible package of turntable technique, freestyle face-offs, dancefloor justice, and all-around good vibes, Hudlin’s exuberant low-budget sleeper hit stars MC duo Kid n’ Play as two high school kids trying to pull off the party of a lifetime in the face of bullies, cops, and Kid’s curmudgeonly father (comedian Robin Harris, sublime). An affable knockabout comedy that never goes slack for a second, the irrepressible energy kept up by a soundtrack wall-to-wall with hip-hop and new jack swing, and a rat-a-tat procession of priceless throwaway gags. (Including a recipe for Kool Aid that will make your teeth hurt.)