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Project X (2012)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  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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A follow-up to the house party comedy 'Project X'.

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Three seemingly anonymous high school seniors attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough - let's throw a party that no one will forget, and have a camera there, to document history in the making. But nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born. Written by Warner Bros. publicity

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The Party You've Only Dreamed About See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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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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2 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$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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All the teenagers including the extras, in the party were at the age of 18 or older. See more »

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The windshield of Thomas's minivan is broken at the beginning of the film, but at the end of the movie, when Thomas drives the charred minivan to school, the windshield is in perfect condition. 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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Paging Stereophonic
Performed by Bassnectar
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a real achievement in un-comedy
22 September 2012 | by (istanbul) – See all my reviews

I worked on the subtitle translation process of this film. So instead of boring you with stuff you already read elsewhere, here are a couple of stats.

  • The film uses the f-word and its variants 208 times. Which means once


about every 26 seconds.

  • The film uses the s..t word 86 times.




  • "Dude" is said 70 times.




Also I noticed that the film tries too hard to be politically incorrect. There's animal abuse, a little person is abused, all females (and sometimes guys too) are referred to as "bitches", a lot of drug use... You'd think that with such a devil-may-care attitude, you'd at least get some crazy scenes with over-the-top humour. Well, think again. Running in just about 80 minutes, this so-called comedy manages to keep the viewer with a blank face all along. Not even a gentle half-smile. Not even a twitch of the lip. Nothing.

In that aspect, the film is a success. It's not easy to find a film so completely devoid of any humour, of anything that's remotely funny. It's as if a team of scientists thoroughly scanned the film, frame by frame, removing any hint at comedy that might make someone chuckle.

Plus, the writers seem intent on making a statement by using so much profanity. Last time I checked, only 10-year olds were laughing at that. The average dialogue goes like this:

-S..t dude, f..k this bitch. S..t.

-No way dude, f..king s..t. F..k.

You wouldn't believe how many times this intelligent exchange of ideas is repeated in the film. Apparently, some people thought this would be funny, or this is solid entertainment, or this is what the world needs to see right now. So some people spent millions of dollars on this.

Partying teenagers, crazy high school days, losers and nerds wanting to get laid... this has been quite an endless source for comedy in the 70s, 80s, 90s, even in the new century. But even the worst, most inept of those films managed to make you smile once in a while. Be it genuinely funny scripts, or funny actors, or fart jokes. You found something to laugh at. But this Project X is a miracle. It's as interesting and as funny as a 2-day insurance seminar, and seems just as long.

By the time of this review, the film has a rating of 6,7. It'll be interesting to see how far it has dropped in about a year.


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