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Project X (2012)

R | | Comedy | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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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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It's Thomas Kub's 17th birthday and all he wants to do is throw a small party with some friends to help raise his social status and maybe even get lucky. But when his best friend Costa starts calling radio stations and putting ads up on Craigslist, you can be sure that this party is going to get really out of hand really fast.

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The Party You've Only Dreamed About See more »

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Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem - all involving teens (also extended cut) | See all certifications »

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Proyecto X  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,051,363 (USA) (2 March 2012)

Gross:

$54,724,272 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Thomas Mann is one of the few members of the cast to have prior acting experience. He had to audition seven times before landing the role. See more »

Goofs

Thomas rescues his dog, Milo when a group of party guests tie him to a set of balloons and send him afloat, Thomas is heard yelling "That's my dog". Kirby remarks that she should record the event. Seconds later she shows Thomas the recording inside the house and you can hear Thomas yelling "That's my dog" which he said before she started recording. See more »

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[first lines]
Costa: What up my lovely females? This is your boy Costa, your host for the evening. Behind me is Thomas Kub's house. Today is Thomas Kub's birthday,
[grabs crotch]
Costa: and this is Project X, yo.
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References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

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Rhino Jockey
Written and performed by Amon Tobin
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Project X (2012)
10 June 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I swear I'm never going to get bored of the found footage genre. Maybe I'm just simple, but it has the ability to breathe life into tired genres. Or maybe I just really allow myself to get carried away with it all. Project X is that simple story of the outcast kids throwing a party to become popular. It soon spirals out of hand, but what Project X does right, is that it makes sure to really push it ridiculously far without betraying its set-up. None of this would work if we didn't have some lovable protagonists to root for. We have our hero Tom, the friendly and most normal guy. JB is the slightly rotund geek that tries to act sophisticated, and finally we have Costa. A big douchey dick. This could go horribly wrong, but his pranks are often harmless and Cooper plays it in a way where you can see how desperate he is for attention. It makes him very sympathetic, even when you can't believe how outrageous he is being. The film builds up the party slowly, which is perfect. It starts off with a few drinks. The dog is then attached to helium balloons, and once the ecstasy comes into play all bets are off. The film is also littered with those bizarre curiosities that often make great comedy, which thankfully it doesn't overuse. Two of my favourites were the 11 year old security guards. I would have liked to have seen more of the party halfway through, as it turns into a huge montage of hilarious moments. Overall, this is a riotous teen fantasy, where people act like cocks, but you somehow hope they succeed in one way or another. In such a politically correct world, I'm kind of glad it didn't pussy out.


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