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Project X (2012)

R  |   |  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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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 »


Comedy | Crime

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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Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Proyecto X  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$54,724,272 (USA) (11 May 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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Members of the cast were only given pages of the script that featured their characters in order to keep an air of secrecy about the project that the director had aids. See more »


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 »


[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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User Reviews

Amazing film. No story.
6 June 2012 | by (Leicestershire. England) – See all my reviews

Honestly, this in the strangest way one of the best films I have seen. There isn't really any story line apart from 3 guys throw a party and basically, it goes really well, then bad then worse.

But the film itself. It's such a different film and I think that's why it appeals, it isn't your standard party gone wrong film. The way its filmed from loads of different cameras and the humor in it is very funny.

I found myself cringing when stuff was going wrong as you feel as if you're at the party! This is why I think it will appeal to the younger generation rather than the older.

Afterwards it gives you a real buzz. Would recommend this film to anyone!

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