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This movie is about a guy named Play who wants to throw a house party. Play has a friend named Kid who has a strict father. Kid is involved in a fight at school and realizing a letter will be coming home, he tries to hide it from his dad. He knows that his dad will ground him and he will miss the party. He tries his best to intercept the letter but fails. Kid gets grounded, which means he can't go to the house party.

Play's house party is in full effect. Kid decides he will deal with his father later and sneaks out. While he is on his way to the house party, he runs into the boys he got into the fight with at school. They start chasing him, but Kid manages to get away.

Kid and Play have a best friend named Bilal. He is the DJ for the house party. While he is spinning the music, Kid decides to rap. He isn't doing a good job. Play grabs the mike and says he will show him how to do it. A rap battle begins.

Kid likes a girl named Sharane. Sharane has a best friend named Sydney, who is with her at the party. As the party is ending, Kid decides to walk home Sharane and Sydney. When he walks Sharane to her door, he tries to kiss her but she turns him down. He is embarrassed that she wasn't interested in him. As he is walking Sydney home, they both realize they have many things in common. Sydneys parents aren't home, so they go inside and make out. Her parents come home and Kid sneaks out of the window.

When Kid finally makes it home, his dad is waiting for him. The last scene is his dad getting the belt out. Then you hear Kid screaming.

House Party is an Comedy, Drama movie that was released in 1990 and has a run time of 1 hr 42 min. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 76.

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| 1990 | 1 hr 42 min | 6.4/10 | 76/100
Cast
Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence
Director
Reginald Hudlin
Produced By
Gerald T. Olson, Warrington Hudlin
Language
English
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Also directed by Reginald Hudlin, Reggie Hudlin