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Project X (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The Party You've Only Dreamed About See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Proyecto X  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,051,363, 4 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,731,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,731,865
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Trivia

Director Nima Nourizadeh's background in commercials landed him the job as helmer. He initially moved from London to Los Angeles for what he thought would be a two-week stint on refining the screenplay. He ended up staying for two years. See more »

Goofs

When J.B. shotguns the beer, it cuts to him spitting out foam. The can in his hand has clearly not been opened. See more »

Quotes

[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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Followed by Project XX See more »

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Marina do Bairro
Written by DJ Chernobyl, Pedro D'Eyrot, Rodrigo Gorky (as Rodrigo Gorky) and Marina Vello
Performed by Bonde do Rolê (as Bonde Do Role)
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
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Relatable and Entertaining
5 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Project X is a film that, on paper, does not appeal to me at all. I predicted it to be a low budget film with some unmemorable gags and a poor plot. I was wrong. It was a surprisingly good film. The plot did, as anticipated, contain several holes and you couldn't help thinking "surely that wouldn't have happened" but after all it was based on a true story.

The film is based on some unpopular high school students, (Thomas, Costa and JB) who throw a party when one of their parents goes away for the weekend and it quickly escalates out of control. The film is seemingly shot by their friend Dex on a portable camera and some other videos in a documentary style sequence. There is a good balance of dialogue, montages of general party mayhem and Thomas completely stressing out and the films great for watching with a few of the lads.

The three of us who watched it were laughing consistently throughout the film and many of the characters were very relatable. Overall (despite being extremely far-fetched) the film was relatable, although I was hoping for a bit more development on the morning after the party.

Don't watch this film if you're looking for artistic credit, watch it to be entertained. This wouldn't have been a film I would have picked out myself but after watching it I would recommend it, although not one to watch with the family.


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