Funny premise and fine acting. I'm a huge fan of 'uncomfortable situations' humor so I thought the adult dinner party storyline was much more entertaining. Overall a cute coming of age film.
This film really made me smile. It is the story of one evening and two different parties. One party is a group of teenagers confined to a kitchen out of fear of making a mess on the carpet. The other party is a group of parents confined to a dinner party and living in fear of making a mess of themselves socially.
The juxtaposition of the two groups is quite funny. It really shows how maturity doesn't necessarily come with age. Neurosis can be passed on and we all live in fear of something. We cannot let fear drive our lives. In the end, I find it ironic that it is the teenagers who are able to confront their fears head on and the parents do not.
The parents are overly controlling basket cases. The kids are frustrated and rebellious. The parents drink too much. The kids take drugs. Everyone is miserable. It reminds me of "The Breakfast Club". It's a pretty funny movie ;)