[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Project X: I love you so much Superbad, I want to be just like you when I grow up.
Superbad: Fuck you Project X
I’m at least fifteen years too old for this film and now feel considerably older having just sat through such a mean-spirited movie populated with detestable dickheads. Where’s the heart, the jokes and love for the underdog that characterise the teen sex comedy? It appears to have been lost amongst a sea of vomit and debauchery that, even at its basest form of teenage wish fulfillment, just isn’t remotely pleasurable to watch. Project X doesn’t even attempt to tell a story or develop characters, it doesn’t even seem interested in telling any jokes as it is too busy revelling in privileged rich kids doing whatever they want without any fear of punishment.
It’s a dispiriting and obnoxious movie that is the absolute nadir of the teen comedy genre.
A very big candidate for worst film of the year, Project X made me absolutely furious whilst watching it, and I haven't felt that wound up by a film since Grown Ups. People who know me know that's a big deal.
The film is an utter shitpile for many reasons but the most egregious offenders which come to mind is the sheer laziness of the filmmaking. OK, you've given people loads of cameras. Great. And what do we see? High school kids getting drunk, breaking things and getting off with each other. For about an hour of the runtime. Brilliant. The film gets boring as soon as the party starts and considering it only stops in the last 5 minutes…
I was going to write a review for this last night, but I felt it would be better for my own mental welfare if I waited until I was sober and more emotionally stable.
I'm not a professional reviewer. so I don't take it upon myself to watch every movie I come across, no matter how bad it is. There are movies I refuse to see because I hate the idea of wasting such time that I could contribute to something better (aka anything else). I don't mind watching certain bad movies so I can have the opportunity to rip them a new asshole. As writers/reviewers, it can be rather cathartic for us to unload on these turds. But then…
I'm glad X marks the spot because then I at least know where to kick.
I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies to those in the Letterboxd community who have issued forth warnings concerning this film.
I am Moron Man and watched it anyway.
My eyes hurt.
I will be replacing the word horrible in my vocabulary with the title of this film. "That haircut is Project X." "This lasagna is Project X." "I had a Project X time at school today." "The film Project X is Project X."
Ich habe nichts erwartet und alles bekommen. Ganz schräge Mischung aus Homevideo, American-Pie-Peinlichkeiten, Superbad und Katastrophenfilm. Man ist die ganze Zeit traurig und froh zugleich, dass man nicht auf der Party ist.
I was just reminded that this steaming pile of fucking garbage existed unfortunately, too bad because I did such a good job of completely blocking it out of my memory these past 2 years.
too much american teenagers
Entertaining. I can't really give this more than 3 stars though, I mean, I'm surprised my body can even handle any more movies about white heterosexual high class boys. Also, the ending was totally unrealistic, when he's talking to his dad.
But yeah. Entertaining.
Project X is by no means a good film, but it does pass time and made me chuckle here and there. I think I'm going to put 'attending an American party with red cups' on my bucket list, although the whole experience would most likely be just awful to me. Anyway, there's not really much plot or acting or direction here, and the majority of the characters are annoying, so I completely see why people would dislike this film... but I didn't hate it (which I was actually expecting to) and, to be fair, the party did look fun.
After our boys ruin an entire neighborhood, they walk the high school hallways sullen. Then suddenly, a slow-clap starts to unfold, and the boys realize that it was all worth it (being a Winner) even if their college fund is gone. Hell, the Dad wasn't too upset when he pulled his Audi from the swimming pool because, after all, his son showed backbone, if that's what you want to call our boys' efforts - by dialing a radio station and using social media to announce a large party, stuff that doesn't necessarily seem like grueling activity, but something that the director portrays like warfare as our boys emerge from the smoke and rubble of the party like 9/11 rescuers. Stupid…
"Tonight is about changing the game."
εμείς παίζαμε μπουκάλα. καμιά φορά
Not sure what to rate this...
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