Director(s): Nima Nourizadeh
Available Quality: DivX
IMDB Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (5424 votes)
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.
Dan Brightmore (25 May 2013)
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.
Andrea Chase (24 May 2013)
follows the expected tropes for this kind of story, and yet it is a film that somehow manages to be both raunchy and sweet, profane yet endearing
eemmiill32 (24 May 2013)
Just saw this movie and to be honest it was good. If you likedHangovers and other movies of that type you'll love this one! There'stits, beers, drugs and awesome party music all the way through. Theactors does it very well and the only time you're relaxing a bit is atthe beginning and at the end of the movie. Otherwise it's a fun ridethrough the "MOST AWESOME PARTY" in the world. After you're finishedwatching it you'll properly be sad that you haven't been at party likethat, but at least you'll have some new ideas for your next party :PThe reason this ain't a 10/10? the same reason as hangovers: Greatentertainment, but thats about all the movie offers.
henry Feltham (24 May 2013)
I'm still trying to figure out why this film left such a weird taste inmy mouth. It's odd, coming out of a film and having NOTHING to sayabout it. Possibly, it's because almost nothing happens. They throw aparty. It goes bananas. Stuff gets set on fire. Nothing you can'tdivine from the trailer.It took me a while to realize why. There was a gaping whole at thecenter of this film. The message - nothing really matters, everyoneshould do whatever it takes to be cool, skinny, popular, etc. And thereare no consequences. Self-destruction presented as empowerment.This is nothing new, and I'm too young to be seriously offended by thissentiment, but Project X takes it to a higher pitch than ever before.It's like watching a stream of Facebook threads, links and comments flypast for 90 minutes. Intercut with whoops and heavy bass-lines. Itdoesn't feel like a music video. It is a music video. And about assatisfying.It's made in the image of John Hughes films, updated for the Ritalingeneration, but it moves too fast. I found myself wanting to say 'Howabout that scene where ... ' but realized that there were no scenes Ifound funny enough to bother recounting.I know how this all sounds. Like a hater. But it's not. I just didn'tcare. There was nothing to care about. Nothing I hadn't seen in a dozenmusic videos a dozen times, but now, with a couple of fat kids thrownin. The only thing that leaves me wincing is the overtness of thefilm's nihilism. Screw everything. And everyone. This is the image ofthemselves these Socal kids are getting presented with. If it playswell at the box office - which it will, and nothing I can say willchange that - it's the kind of thing we'll see more of. And more of.And more of. The same thing. Over. And over. Again.
collipal-1 (19 May 2013)
The "big party" is one of the classical subjects in the juvenilecomedies, and it has been used by some of the most iconic films of thegenre, from its innocent beginnings (Gidget, Bleach Blanket Bingo) toits peak during the '80s (Weird Science, Sixteen Candles) and the '90s(American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait). Now, Project X follows thetradition, bringing a more modern (translation: more rude and vulgar)sensibility to the recipe, along with the currently fashionable visualstyle: the "home video". The result isn't very memorable, but the filmmade me laugh enough times in order to make it worthy of a moderaterecommendation.For better or for worse, Project X is a natural evolution of thejuvenile comedy transformed into a "reality show", leaving the modestyand messages from the John Hughes (1950-2009) era behind, in order tohug the Youtube generation, in which nothing is real unless it's taped,shared and "liked" by friends (and strange people, of course). So, eventhough Project X lacks of well built characters, logical structure orformal narrative, it works moderately well as a parade of instantaneousgags, and as a depiction of the perverse voyeuristic pleasure ofcapturing the people on their worst moments.Director Nima Nourizadeh brought a dynamic rhythm to Project X,something which doesn't leave any place to the boredom. On the otherhand, I found the characters of Project X a bit antipathetic...eventhough there are a few moments in which they are partially redeemed bytheir sincere emotions and fleeting moments of humanity. As for theperformances, I found them all credible and natural.So, in conclusion, Project X is very far from being a remarkablejuvenile comedy, but I have to admit that it made me have a good timein spite of that.
Forest Morgan (19 May 2013)
As stated in other reviews, this film has been slated by critics.However, differing from other reviews, there is not 'quite rightly so'about it. The film is advertised completely as a film about teenagersgetting themselves into all sorts of trouble over the course of justone night. Therefore, a detailed plot and character development wasbound to be minimal at best. The script is as realistic as Superbad, with no'can't-say-this-because- it-reveals-the-plot' type lines within it, andhey, how could there be, the plot's already detailed within thetrailers.However, the film could have served the before party and party itselfon the a plate and left it as that, but instead delivered an aftermathto the terrible yet highly entertaining events. Although the father'sreaction towards the party seems highly 'unrealistic' and I understandthis contradicts my statement about scripting somewhat, it isunderstandable that for such an event, shouting wouldn't do anything tosolve the problems. The stereotypes of the three best friends were just right; the big kid,the leader of the pack, and the unsure about the consequences but willbow at the hands of peer pressure type. For three actors who spend themajority of the film drunk and on drugs, they did not exactly need tobe skilled in their profession, but, with plenty of footage before theparty, it is clear to see that they are fine actors and just like JonahHill (Superbad), will over time appear in numerous amounts of filmsthat, apart from the odd occasion, all do very well.The end to the film is peculiar. I was not too sure whether I wassupposed to be planted into a 'reality check' about what would happenafter the fun partying and drink or whether it gave off the vibe thatdespite the fires, police involvement and fuming parents, it'll workout in the end. But equally, I don't know how this could of beenclarified without making the film what it wasn't, which is a heavilythought about, stunningly plotted film. However, what it did provide,was an hour and a half of escapism from the uptight and rule filledworld we live in.
bweiss213 (18 May 2013)
It pains me to even give this movie 1 star. During the first 5 minutes,I wanted to walk out of the theater. I should have trusted myinstincts. I am not against movies of this genre, and I knew I wasn'tviewing a future Oscar-winner when I walked in, but this waspredictable and trite in every way. Even if the subject matter (highschoolers throwing a party when the parents go out of town), has beendone before, there could have been an attempt at a plot, but there wasnot. Project X is unrealistic, sexist, and slightly anti-Semitic. Inaddition, it's expected for movies of this caliber to make alcohol andmarijuana seem cool, but the casual use of ecstasy in the film takes ittoo far. At one point of the movie, I thought perhaps this was onlyfunny for high schoolers, but I would never want a high schooler to seethis and receive a message that if you take ecstasy you will have agreat night and no matter how much trouble you get in, the fun you hadwill be worth it. This is therefore a failure for all age groups. Atleast I thought I would laugh, even if the plot is lacking, but I wasmistaken. This is a cinematic waste, and it makes me cringe to think ofthe money that goes into actors, writers, camera crews, props, and theset for this movie, which is a hemorrhoid on the butt of society.During the film, I kept trying to think of a worse movie I have seen inmy lifetime, but absolutely none come to mind. I would rather dousemyself in syrup and sit on an anthill than ever see this film again. Itis truly upsetting that the future politicians of America are sittingin movie theaters laughing at this monstrosity.
kassemore (18 May 2013)
I just out from Spring , i did not see all that kind of rash ANDVIOLENT , i this a true story OR WHAT , i can not believe THAT , thestory is totally new and the move is wonderful , but i can not believethe community can do so until i see that there a moment when i faredthat "Tomas cab" will end his live by jumping but the events stillcoming until the rash man come to stop the rash and every body faredeven the cubs is that true is that really happened what happened if"Tomas" did jump on the land , some kind a VIOLENT , SO THAT IS HOW TOLOSE CONTROL , NOT HOW TO MAKE A GOOD PARTY , some people need to relaxand enjoy there live
Farid_Hijab_Nadweed (16 May 2013)
I had read seen the original by Rajkumar Hirani - 3 Idiots and I cansay the movie really has done great honors to the bollywood original bybringing those characters to life with depicting those incidents. Ienjoyed every moment of the movie brilliantly played by not by Amir,Madhavan and Sharman and off course Bomanm, but instead some kids.There were moments when my wife would just hold my hand and look at mewith tears rolling down her eyes. The movie is a must watch foreveryone young or old. Hats off to Nima Nourizadeh for the bestadaptation of the movie and last but not the least to Chetan Bhagat forcreating such a master piece which Hirani has brought to the entireworld. Go out folks and watch this fun extravaganza!! 10 on 10 for thismasterpiece.
eric262003 (15 May 2013)
What is the point of reviewing "Project X"? I mean adolescent kids willview it just for the sake of it and the rest of the masses are going tofill the theatres without any other reason except watching a bunch ofadolescents partying, drinking, taking drugs, sexy hot nude women andjust totally wrecking the party throwers abode. You're not expecting tosee any Oscar winning film, top of the line acting, crisp and concisedialogue, or an intriguing plot that's more than just a bona fide partymovie that goes out of whack. It's not rocket science folks, all youhave to do is watch the trailer and you'll know what you're gettingyourself into. It's just a brainless party movie with a lack of anysocial intentions and it's shot as if we're watching a documentary.The movie's footage is executed by a "documentary cameraman" and thecamera work looks as though as if the footage was shot by smart phonesby the party animals. That's right folks the shaky camera effects comesto life that will surely turn your stomach to knots. But hey, it's allin fun right? It's just one really stupid party movie and it shouldn'tbe taken seriously. With an absent plot with a slight exception ofthree outcasts (played by three unknown performers Jonathan DanielBrown, Oliver Cooper and Thomas Mann) who just want to fit in with thecool teens in hopes to boost their status quo by throwing this awesomeparty. That's all peachy keen by me but, even party movies like "HotTub Time Machine" can feature great writing and characters we can suretake sympathy for. "Project X" has characters we couldn't really careless about with maybe one exceptional guy and a female character (KirbyBliss Blanton) who show some spark of interest, but they're surroundedby people who wouldn't even consider to party with. These boys are justdesperate for attention.If you think for a moment that "Project X" is a more raunchy R-ratedversion of a John Hughes or that you miss John Hughes or just a moreraunchier version of "Superbad" than you're all out on a limb. It''sfar from anything that John Hughes would even consider getting involvedin. and unlike "Superbad", "Project X" oozes any intellectual integrity"Superbad" possesses.I don't find the humour in throwing a midget into a stove, someonegetting punched in the pecker, sniffing dildos, and a flame-throwinglunatic torching people's houses. Once "Project X" puts on a meanstreak, it never looks back. Yet while the filmmakers do everythingthey can to push the envelope, you'll be surprised to discover just howpredictable it get at the very end. And the party scenes seem like theywere recycled from other party films (the trio party hosts are perchedon the roof surveying is reminiscent to the movie "Almost Famous" Okayso "Project X" does have plenty of laughs and the first half gave methe impression that this movie might have some potential. but just likethe radical party, it just totally becomes uncontrollable. which leadto the finale to take a 180 degree turn in its tone. It's the endingthat was a major letdown even for a film that didn't have very muchgoing for it from the beginning.
Mikel Green (12 May 2013)
i remember not wanting to go and watch it because i heard bad reviewsabout it. a year after it came out I watched it at a friends house andI don't understand why people hate it so much, it is really fun ! sincethis movie, i don't listen to critics. this movie is not meant to betaken seriously, just like the Hangover. what i really liked aboutProject X is the realistic portrayal of youngsters seeking to have thebest party ever. maybe people will say that teenagers in this film areannoying and etc.. but that is how teenagers are ! just like AmericanGraffiti, i think this film could become a cult movie in the nextdecades. okay, the end is a bit stupid and there are some imperfectionsbut on the whole its a real fun flick ! plus, the soundtrack isawesome. this film is strictly made for teenagers.
Daniel M. Kimmel (12 May 2013)
...a stupid, badly made film about a high school party gone out-of-control that treats nearly all of its female characters as masturbatory aids.
trofim-nd (12 May 2013)
That is a really fun movie. So entertaining, so amusing. Yes, it mighthave some clichÃ©s, yes, the characters might not be analyzed in thedeepest way, yes, there might be not much of a moral message, yes, somehumor might not be super original, yes, it might not be completelyrealistic. But the movie never supposed to be any of this. If you arelooking for super artistic- clever-Oscar film, you are in the wrongplace. But if you are looking for great entertainment, simple laughsand easy night with friends- that stuff is for you. Makes you recallall the crazy parties you have been through )))). Whatever some peoplesay, the 'making the movie' style of the film looks and fits great intothe concept of the film. It really feels natural since I remembermyself to film parties like that (well, not entirely like that, butstill). Watch it, especially if you are young, watch it. It is realFUN!!!
Anthony Timbers (11 May 2013)
If you plan on seeing Project X, don't. The catch phrase on thecommercial was "if super bad and the hangover had a baby project xwould be the baby" I guess if the kid was handicapped (no offense)theywouldn't be far from the truth. Long story short three kids, on the lower end of the social scaledecide to throw an "Epic" party(that word is so trendy it makes mesick) to become popular. One is over weight, sorry don't try and do theJonah Hill thing again, one over weight stereotypical Jewish kid isenough for our entertaining pleasure, and the other two are justaverage everyday kids. It ends up being completely unrealistic andpredictable like the director had a list of popular check points tomeet from every other high school comedy and one by one tried to meetthem all. The party is held in some where ville California, completeand total suburbia and they throw this insane party. Which I must saywas semi entertaining. It involved booze, sex, 100 person beer bong,midgets(sorry, little people) in the oven, don't worry it wasn't on anda lot of boobs. Which normally i'd be pretty excited about(about theboobs not the midget) but the premise of the movie is set in highschool. So one side of my brain is telling me come on, you know theyhave to be 18 to show their breasts in a movie and the other side of mybrain is saying "you sick fuxk they could be 15." So if you're in themood to be mildly entertained and not have to think for a hour and ahalf and also walk away feeling like a man with a white van and creepymustache Project X is right up your alley otherwise save your ten bucksor go see that new Dr Suess movie because a children's book would bemore fulfilling than this.
assenavieram (11 May 2013)
I'm so over these stupid...carrying the camera around movies to beginwith. Right from the getgo I was thinking I wish I woulda known it wasone of these cuz I never woulda rented it. The friend that opens themovie looks like he is an old Jewish 35 year old...he is more like theprotagonist's pervert uncle. Not to mention how rude they were to theold checkout lady. Then they go to some run down "neighborhood" forpot? really? That is so available anywhere, then of course they have tosteal from him and their obviously new vehicle almost doesn't start. Ireally can't get over how old and face lined this Jewish sweater vestguy is. He shouldn't be in anything for him under 30...This movie wasHORRIBLE save your money. I can't believe I rented this piece ofgarbage that was falsely marketed.
dschmeding (10 May 2013)
I went into this movie with the expectations of a guilty pleasureteenage party romp. Its kind of what I got but this movie is so overthe top I was kind of irritated in the middle, more irritated in theend and utterly irritated when reading what people think of "Project X"on IMDb.Whatever you think about Project X... its a movie that conquers newground, it breaks taboos constantly and doesn't seem to give a s**t.Its a fun movie in its uncompromising way ... but it leaves a strangetaste in your mouth.The premise is simple... three horny high school kids not to popular atschool try to use the birthday party of one of them to raise theirpopularity at school by making it BIG. So they invite many people, buybooze and drugs and hope to score big time... but like in thoseFacebook stories things get out of hand and hundreds of horny drunkhigh school kids show up. Now that is pretty standard stuff but thedirector just stacks one ludicrous thing on the next. They raise thebar so many times you lose hope they ever find an end to it. All thatis filmed in "found footage" style by a guy who no one really knows orcares for, who is barely shown or heard in the movie but who seems tobe a focal point, especially because the movie ends pretty much on him.The strange taste in my mouth was not really caused by the massiveamounts of drugs, booze, tits, puke and pee shown in the movie but bythe way ALL characters behave. EVERY character in this movie is anegotistical douche-bag. People constantly treat others disrespectful oruse them for their own fun or game. The three main characters gettreated like s**t and they treat others and each other just the same.There is one scene where they are high on ecstasy (after a ridiculousscene where pills are falling on the ground and dozens of kids justtaking them without knowing what it is... the whole ecstasy/drug dealerplot line is so full of holes and unbelievable it really feels a littleforced... just like the choice and editing of the music). It feels likethey have an epiphany about how badly they treat each other... but theyjust keep on making fun of each other and being a-holes. And thats whatthe whole movie does... it just goes on and on, there is no resolution.Whatever happens, it just goes on. In it to win it, nothing else.You get animal abuse, kids constantly bullying each other and neighborsor clerks in stores, jocks bullying nerds, parents calling their son aloser, friends calling their friends fat pigs, midgets locked in ovens,kids tazering and beating up adults cowardly, exploiting the law,constant lying and manipulating, shaving drunk persons and even peeingon them, filming couples having sex for hidden cam youtube videos...the whole thing feels kind of dystopian at times.Now there seem to be two ways people react to this movie... "Aaah, thisis the best and most radical party movie ever" or "This is a despicabledisplay of teen assholism and irresponsible to downplay that kind ofbehavior". I might be over-analyzing but to me this is a biting satireand critique of our times.My clues?EVERY person, and i mean EVERY person in this movie is an unlikableegotistical and ignorant douche-bag. The birthday kid comes across as avictim at times but the way he reacts and desperately thirsts forattention is as despicable as his friend who talks him into it all andthe people showing up and destroying everything. There are no likablecharacters in this movie. I was really irritated about that and thecasual presentation of all this behavior until the movie pulled fullthrottle in the last montage where kids are shown as drugged out palezombies, shouting for someone to jump off a roof, exploding bottles infull rooms and in a an ultimate scene peeing on a drunk guy puking in atoilet and having a guy explode and runs around burning. Seriously...the last montage was more of a modern Techno-Video version of PasolinisSalo than a fun party movie.OK, maybe i over-analyze... but look closely in the end. Look at therepercussions, look at how they get out of it with money, lawyers,lying and bending the law (all written on screen). Look at how a fatherseeing his son as a loser respects him simply for making hundreds ofidiots show up to a party that could ruin his whole life. Look at thekid who films the whole thing who turns out to be an outcast no onecares for who eerily looks like the Columbine shooters and lives alonewith his parents missing and the police inspecting their disappearance.Look at how everybody thirsts for attention and hurting others is afine vehicle to get there including how the school treats the threelosers after the party, how the girl forgives birthday-boy. All justbecause 1000 people showed up to a party... it eerily fits with the fatloser guy regularly referencing his facebook friends. This is a giantinferiority complex in progress.Its funny how in this case some seem unable to even see the utterignorance this movie is made up of while others are simply appalled byit and ignore the statements in the end.Many reactions to it are damnscary. The depiction of social interaction in this movie is moredystopian than anything that Ayn Rand could ever make up.
Candungo Jirafa (09 May 2013)
First off, this movie was not 'horrible', nor was it 'awesome'. Asopposed to what most people are stating.I would like to start by saying that if you are stating that this movieis bad because of its lack of ethical value or moral lesson. Yes, itdoes in a way support the idea a of a reckless and unlikely favorableform of decision making; with it having drugs, alcohol, excessivenudity and violence. But, it's also true that it's just a movie! Andnot all movies aim for the title of 'Ethical Movie of the Year'; somejust look to convey pure entertainment. That being said, entertainment,obviously, isn't perceived the same way by everyone. Personally, Ifound it funny and exciting. Someone of a more serious mental statemight just see at as vulgar and disgusting.I strongly disagree with the people who say it's 'pure gold'.Previously, I stated that the movie is devoid in ethical manners. Thisis essential for a movie to be considered to be at such great heights.However, I realize that children and SOME adolescents would beinfluenced by this movie, I find it to be a trivial effect. It would beimpossible to reenact such a feat, such as throwing a party like theydid in the movie. Other than that, some scenes were actually extremelyperverted and repeatedly disturbing. This does not ruin the movie'seffect, though it does give the joy one gets out of it a sense of lag.If you are unbelievably immature you will fall in love with this movieand call it your favorite movie ever.That being said, it all comes down to 2 primordial facts. This movieprovides an aura of entertainment that can be viewed from a criticaleye as effectively set, for it's selective audience. This audience, isof course, a fun and fairly young audience; though in some cases, olderadults could appeal to it. It entertains, and excites one's feelings.It's idea is not to explicitly portray drugs, alcohol, nudity andrecklessness as a good thing, but it does imply it, unwillingly. Somemight see it as innocent and unrealistically fun, others might see itas something to look forward to and try out.The movie is enjoyable aslong as you keep your mind open, and just try to have a good time.
Drew McWeeny (09 May 2013)
'Project X' is a John Hughes movie from the '80s, right down to its final shot, but it's wrapped in a level of chaos and decadence that sums up the career of producer Todd Phillips with a gleeful degree of anarchy.
Gary Thompson (04 May 2013)
"Project X" depicts bad behavior compulsively, and ends weakly.
freemantle_uk (03 May 2013)
We have all heard the horror stories of parties being posted on theInternet with events spiralling out of control. This story idea servesas the basis for Todd Phillips' (The Hangover) latest movie, Project X,which he produced. He intended it to combine teen comedies/party movieslike Old School with found-footage films such as Paranormal Activity.Thomas Kub (Thomas Mann) is a high-school student from Pasadena who isabout to celebrate his 17th birthday. His friend Costa (Oliver Cooper)plans to host the most epic party possible at Thomas' house when hisparents are away in effort to change their loser status. Costa spreadsthe word throughout the school and on the Internet, but the party isbigger than anyone could imagine. As Thomas tries to control thesituation there is also romance in the air; he must choose between hislong-time friend, Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton), and the most populargirl in school, Alexis (Alexis Knapp).Because of the success of The Blair Witch Project and ParanormalActivity, the found-footage genre has become popular, with this alreadybeing the third movie in that style in 2012 alone (after The DevilInside and Chronicle). It's a cheap alternative, so now studios aretrying to extend it into other genres, and an R-rated teen comedy seemsas good as any.But Project X is blighted by montages, using music, multiple camerasand cuts. The explanation for the filmmaking style is that it's meantto be a birthday video for Thomas, but it begs the questions of whyfilm something so self-incriminating and also how did the charactersget all this footage? Dax (Dax Flame) serves to be no more than thecameraman, not having a personality whatsoever, and he has a veryvoyeuristic filming style.The movie pushes its premise to its extreme. It features 12-year-oldsecurity guards with Tasers, people jumping the room with skateboards,a crotch-punching midget and an angry drug dealer with a flamethrower.Considering the idea of using found footage is usually meant to bring asense of realism, that was thrown out the window early.As a comedy, Project X is not funny enough. The dialogue lacks wit andmost scenes rely on more crude and physical humour, such as dogshumping things, because that is always funny. It does have its moments,but the best bits tended to be in the trailer.As for the characters, Costa is big dick and one of the most annoyingcharacters imaginable. Think Jay from The Inbetweeners without theredeeming features. He brags all the time, uses his friends and looksonly for sex. He throws the party for his own selfish reasons. Ofcourse the character was likely written this way to some extent, soCooper performed decently, but deliberately making him annoying workeda bit too well. Costa was the type of person I'd personally want topunchÂand then again when he gets back up.The acting throughout is pretty good from the young cast. Thomas is adecent kid pressured into having this party who tries to keep orderwhen chaos descends around him. It is sad then when he changes in anegative way. Jonathan Daniel Brown is basically a young Jonah Hill,and Blanton reminded me of Dianna Agron from Glee, a nice person andeasily desirable. So why would Thomas' eye wonder to Alexis? There is amean spirit behind this movie. Why should we support these peopleturning a suburban home into a rave and ruining the lives of the peoplearound them ? None of the characters face real punishment. Instead,they celebrates their excess at the expense of others.The R-rated high-school comedy always has an audience and I am sureProject X will develop a fan base, but it will surely attract as manydissenters as it will fans.Rating: 4.5/10 Please visit www.playeraffinity.com
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