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 don't know how, uh...things...
TITS AND BITCHES, BABY!
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."
I saw and, to my surprise, really enjoyed, 21 & Over so I thought I'd go back and give this one a go since I clearly have a taste for alcohol-themed comedies...
Sadly, Project X didn't tick the same boxes. Unlike 21 & Over, there's no plot or pace whatsoever and, while I appreciated both its sense of anarchy and utter lack of morality and good taste, it wasn't really what I was looking for. There are no real laughs (cardinal sin for a comedy) and, as astonishing/unexpected as the final third is (think 28 Days Later meets the LA Riots), it can't save how slow-moving at least an hour of the film is and how really tough it is to actually "enjoy" much of what's going on. Nice soundtrack though.
xD @Javieer_sw it's coming
"I now wish I would have risked missing out on the most “epic” party of all time than now having to deal with the massive hangover it’s caused."
Full Review @ www.moviesonline.ca/2012/07/project-movie-review/
No matter how extreme and funny this movie tries to be.. (and it is funny) ... SuperBad will always be way better. But it really delivers the madness.
El sueño americano de ser popular te salvará. Y además te lo pasarás bien. No es el Risky Business de esta época, pero casi.
Sure there's absolutely no substance (or moral or character development) here but I was entertained from start to finish. Definitely not for anyone over 25. For better or for worse this movie captures the zeitgeist of modern youth culture.
I'm sorry there was a film?? All i noticed was the booty-shaking soundtrack...
-Why should you? Live is much more interesting. Don't do this, trust me.
-Because this movie makes you want to: a) Destroy you home cinema. b) Loose faith in humanity. c) Reminds you of it every time you see the WB Logo. d) makes you scream "I want my two hours back!" e) Makes you to write f-bombs in movie reviews.
Which kind of booze does help?
Above comment. *Facepalm*
Hoor het geschal vanop de barricaden. Sedert enkele weken scharen leerkrachten, protestgroepen en filmcritici zich aan één zijde om een banvloek uit te spreken over ‘Project X’, één pelliculebacchanaal waarin drie jonge studenten het wildste feestje sinds mensenheugenis willen organiseren. Wat ons betreft – onze gehele redactie bestaat uit een horde praktiserende beoefenaars van weledele sporten zoals beerpong, binge-drinking en kaartje-blaas - is al de poeha niet meer dan een storm in een glas Bourbon. Akkoord, hier en daar glipt er wel eens een tiet uit een minuscule brassière, pleegt er een hond coïtus met een student in roesslaap én komen er dwergen uit ovens gekropen. Maar of we nu echt wakker liggen van de onzedigheden uit dit entertainend niemendalletje?…