|Kirby Bliss Blanton|
|Jonathan Daniel Brown|
|IMDB Rating:||6.2 out of 10 (5424 votes)|
You'll know when you're in it.
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
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In this movieÂ Or, at this partyÂ Character names really don't matter.There's the kid whose parents left him their house for the weekend. Andhe has three faithful buddies: The confident instigator; the dorkyfatso; and a faceless camera operator who captures everything. The "allyou see is being filmed" device ala CHRONICLE works nicely here, makingthe inevitable suburban bash feels like it's right in your face Â andyou don't even need 3D glasses.But while the party is key, some of the best scenes occur beforehand.As the popularity-seeking geeks set things in motion, from getting theword out to ripping off a "loaded" garden gnome from an urban drugdealer, we get to know these underdog losers enough to where, once theraging party occurs, their winning matters. While the cocky OliverCooper delivers the scene stealing role Â think of a younger VinceVaughan in SWINGERS Â the heart and soul belongs to Thomas Mann,providing the essential drool-to-cool story arc.It's his birthday party after all, which occurs in montage tidbitsranging from naked girls to a midget locked inside a stove, andfireworks and even a flamethrower. And while the intensity increases abit too quicklyÂ the party morphing into an act of terrorism within aten-minute time frameÂ it's never a drag. Yet what remains consistentthroughout all the noise are the characters we've grown comfortablewith. All leading to a weak and implausible resolution. Although theaftermath really doesn't matter. Leave all that consequence stuff forTHE HANGOVER.For More Reviews: www.cultfilmfreaks.com
A found footage film. Wow...original.
If you're still young enough to see in the sunrise on a cocktail of pills, booze and delirium - or old enough to have survived a few - this is one party you'll wish you'd been at.
Project X is the geeky teenage guy's ultimate fantasy gone insane.
The fact that Project X even exists significantly lowers, in my opinion, the right of human beings to continue as a species.
If my kids were of school age, I would have hated this movie. But nowthey're grown and gone so my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this crazycomedy. It follows the sure fire comedic formula ; Take reality andpush it to a ridiculous extreme and it rarely fails to entertain. Project X falls into the same silly company as the "Vacation" trilogy,"Porky's", "The Hangover", etc. Just be aware that it is extremelyraunchy, but it is also extremely funny. This movie serves to make the viewer almost uncomfortable to watch thisGreek-like tragedy unfolding before his very eyes. You're constantlythinking "How in the Hell can you be so freakin' stupid, kid?" And whenyou believe they've finally reached their height of ignorance, they geteven worse, until they finally activate the proverbial "launchsequence" that cannot be reversed. So grab a beer, load the movie andhave no expectations of an Academy Award nomination, just good, dirtyfun.
Classless, mean-spirited, repugnant, deplorable, off-puttingly sleazy, and thoroughly contemptible.
It's not long before the utter relentlessness of the whole thing becomes exhausting.
Going in to Project X, my friends and I really didn't know what toexpect. Regardless, we were there to have fun. This movie was by farthe funniest I've ever seen. This is a similar portrayal to a highschool party (minus the blow torch. I, however, only hear about theseparties. It was fun to watch and really get to know the characters. Myfriends and I were able to associate ourselves with the maincharacters. I highly recommend this movie if you are looking for alaugh out loud comedy. I think this movie could be similar to bridesmaids. The reason for my rating is that there were a few"uncomfortable" moments but the stunts and attitudes of the charactersare what made the film. I guess another reason why I liked it isbecause Project X is the first rated R movie I've seen without myparents. Laughter is the spice of life!
Reviewing a movie like "Project X" is like evaluating somebody's proficiency at beer pong. The players aren't trying very hard, and nobody cares about the score, so what's the point?
Okay, my friends and I came out of the theatre blown away by what weheard and seen. Everybody in the theatre loved it! Now in a review whatyou basically do is analyze a movie and see if it's well made:acting/plot/shots/script/special effects etc etc. Well, what youbasically have to do is let all of that analyzing go and go up into theexperience.The thing is, this movie is shot in such a way, it's as if your abystander experiencing one hell of a party. It starts all peacefull,andwell... go see the rest yourself ^^.The music, acting, chicks, explosions and humour, one bigroller-coaster from beginning to end! No story, no plots nothingreally. It's a movie about something which can be done in reality, andwe would all dream of to experience, but never really will because it'scrazy as hell. And that is what blows you away.So you either love it or you don't. Basically young people (16-30) willlove this movie, the rest might not.I do recommend to go see this movie in a Cinema with a group offriends, because imo that's the best experience: large screen, sound +bass up max, it will drag you into the movie.
This movie is full of vulgarity, obscenity, shallowness and egoism.Perhaps the best part about it is at the end where there's a minor hintof guilt after all what happened. Sure, some will like this due to allthe nudity and some laughable scenes throughout the flick. But most ofall this is a perfect example drawn to extremes about another spoiledgeneration that doesn't know how to appreciate life in a respectablemanner, doesn't know how to cope with their luxury and freedom. Aperfect example of what teenagers will do to fit in, how they have ahard time trying to be themselves instead of trying to be cool/whattheir peers would want them to be. A perfect example of why I can hatemy generation from time to time.
I couldn't agree more with the gentlemen a few rows behind me at thetheater, who stood up and shouted "Awesome fu**ing movie" as soon as itwas done. It's not a movie that attempts to preach morale. I didn't think of anyunderlying themes or hidden messages. It's simply a very entertainingfilm from beginning to end, and it had the whole movie theater laughingand cheering throughout the film. It takes good use of the found footage genre, without taking it toofar, you hardly even notice it after a while, but it does help themovie come to life. With good acting, nothing outstanding, but good,great scenes and no dead moments, it was the funniest movie experienceI've had in a long time. What it lacks in storyline, it makes up for incraziness. It sure felt like the hangover and superbad on acid. See the film. It won't change your life, but if you're able to see amovie just to be entertained, you just have to enjoy it.
I love when movies don't pull punches. If the movie's about an out ofcontrol party, it better have: booze, drugs, cussing, sex, and lots ofirresponsible behavior. This movie cashes its checks. The plot issimilar to "Superbad" but it has a distinctly "Hangover" feel. Themovie is shot entirely as if through a series of hand-held cameras,which I felt effectively added to the chaos, but beware if Blair Witchmade you dizzy. My concern, however, is that this movie will mostly beappreciated by guys. Here's what passes for female characterdevelopment: there are only two women characters in the movie (1)thegorgeous "friend" and (2) the gorgeous "conquest". I also suspect moremature viewers will have trouble not wondering about the insuranceconsequences of this party, but I personally had no trouble deciding toworry about that tomorrow along with the rest of the cast.
What can I say, when the whole world is pouring accolades on the movie.Going by the reviews I too ventured to the movie with the whole family.In return what we go was crude jokes, tasteless scenes, senselesssituations. The climax aptly summarizes the misery.At the end we realized that they almost re-made 3 Idiots all overagain. This time around they just replaced office workers withschool-age teens, & the office setting with high school. However atleast the former was a clean comedy.If you are still curious about the movie, leave your kids behind & gowatch at your own risk
Project X goes where no teenager had the balls to... or maybe didn'twant to. You've got your typical main character who doesn't have manyfriends, the over-the-top wannabe who thinks he's cool with everyoneand has all the hook-ups, and the chubby geek. The three set out tohave the most outrageous party in order to gain popularity at schooland ultimately make it with hot babes.Though it sounds like any other teen movie, the main characters weren'tas exaggerated as I expected. They were actually probably exactly likekids you would've known in high school (or possibly *were* in highschool), and that's what I think made it so funny and easy to relateto. You felt like you were part of the group and living the party. Itwas like you were right there with them the whole time and justlaughing at your own friends.You're quickly introduced to the main characters and get a sense oftheir personalities, which are pretty decently consistent throughoutthe movie. You see Thomas constantly worrying about the house, hissleazy friend at his side assuring him everything will be alright inorder to encourage him to enjoy the party, and of course the geek whoseonly worry is trying to get laid. You experience the party, all thecrazy events that ensue, how quickly it can all get out-of-hand, andhow everything works out at the end.What bothered me was the overdone drug-dealer. When he came for hisrevenge, my friend and I just looked at each other confused, thinking,"Is this even the same movie?" Also, I was distracted with the way thewhole movie was shot. I found myself constantly thinking about how thatkid was following them around with a camera the whole time. Every scenethroughout the entire movie was from someone with a camera. I mean, Iunderstand that we'd all love to record every crazy party we've beento, but why not just shoot the movie normally?Overall, the movie consisted of an insane party that would be anyteen's fantasy, booze, drugs, topless girls, and a tiny bit of romancethrown into the storyline. All around, it would be appealing to anyteen.
I went into the this movie with no expectations whatsoever and havingalready read a million times that this film was nothing but"...predictable mean-spirited debauchery..." I admit I was wary.However, I found this film to be unexpectedly fantastic and Iabsolutely loved it. I'm 26 and a teetotaler, but come on people, don'twe all at some point dream of at least attending a party like that?That's what the experience of this is like. Going to someone else'sparty and enjoying it because it's not your house you're trashing.There's a little bit of destruction in all of us and it comes out whenwe drink - who can say they truly didn't revel even a little in thesheer destruction and chaos portrayed brilliantly throughout this film?Not all films have to have the same structure, I've seen a ton of Indiemovies that seemed to be one long take without a middle or end.This film was explosive, nerve shredding and at times repulsive. But itwas just pure brilliance. All these people saying it's empty andhollow...why? Because no-one died? Because there was no enormousbacklash at the end? The absence of morals has shocked you to yourcore? Maybe it's more of a reflection of today's reality. Often timesthese things happen with little to no consequences to note - this iswhat is happening everywhere, albeit in a smaller scale. This was basedon a true story, after all.I think the harsh critique of this film is more to do with otherpeople's denial about the world we are living in. About children, aboutwhat they really are doing when parents go away. Some things in thisfilm were horrifying, but to simply cast it aside as a music video?Ignorance is bliss I suppose. I threw a party like this once, whatlittle I recall anyway and although it cost a me a lot to repair andhide what I'd done, I still look back with a smile...as a fully grownadult with responsibilities and a mortgage.This film is a blast, for God's sake don't go expecting an Oscar Wildeepic. Go for a party you won't have to worry about because it's notyour house! Go for the experience, because you wouldn't dare to do thisyourself!
Quick summary? Project X is a great YouTube video.As a movie and as a comedy Project X falls short. Yeah there is areally cool party, some guy sets a neighborhood on fire, girls getnaked, but nowhere in Project X is a real story line. Project X alsostarts out very slowly, I almost stopped watching twice. Thankfullyafter the first half hour the party started and random turns in themovie kept it interesting.Not much else can be said. Project X is cool to watch, but I did notwalk away with the feeling of "that was a great movie."Should you pay to watch this movie? No.If it was just a video on YouTube, by all means, go watch it.
Go in expecting its about an epic party that you would probably go to.You will thoroughly enjoy this flick if you do so. The sheer madnessthat ensues at this one party is fantastic. Definitely a movie to watchand just be purely entertained. Its funny, chaotic, and just pure fun.I would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking to have a greattime while watching a movie! just pure fun.Its impressive that this movie managed to be pretty good considering itis just about making an epic party. I was very impressed actually. Theonly thing is that i wouldn't recommend anyone younger than 18 reallywatch this. There is a lot of nudity and drug use. That's about it,just go watch it. You will see what i mean.
It's not this movie in particular. Frankly, I won't, nor can't addanything that probably hasn't already been stumbled or bumbled aroundalready in a feeble attempt to get at what this movie 'is' to you folksreading.Basically, if you saw the commercials for the film, you get the gist.It's a Hollywood formula film on a bit more steroids update for thelatest high school to post graduate crowd. It wasn't made with theintentions of garnering an academy award, so what the additionalcomplaints are about seems to be lost on simple self loathing to me.Being a late 40s adolescent at heart, I can still find some humor inthese style films & take them for what they are... their own individualform of escapism & attempt to pass on an anecdotal story of what not todo.Being a graduate of Cinematography, I'm also not a stick in feces likeEbert (who happens to be a journalist that WRITES about movies, not afilm maker) who has forgotten how to rate a film on individual merit.Not everything is "ART". Not every story has to be intricately woven &dripping with elitist academia that takes a canonized ivy leagueprofessor of Latin to figure out the plot line. I mean, when was thelast time you sat in a basic history class that didn't cure yourinsomnia? I'm not saying 'Project X' is art by any stretch of theimagination, but I am saying it took a lot of artistically talentedpeople to put it together. It's just basic stuff. Anyone bemoaningabout its simplicity is equally basic merely for the fact they alsoknew from the advertisements.Like everyone else stated... It's a ditzy, out of control, over the topsituational comedy. Like the comedy writing of the film, if you go in'wishing' the film to be more than what the adds already portray it tobe... that's on you. Otherwise, if those kind of films aren't your cupof tea, simply avoid it. Visiting a sewage treatment plant & thencomplaining about the smell makes you an... you get the point.