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2 March 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Basically Superbad meets The Hangover, but with less interesting characters and a more exploitative, gratuitous, mean spirit. See more (252 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Thomas Mann ... Thomas

Oliver Cooper ... Costa

Jonathan Daniel Brown ... JB

Dax Flame ... Dax

Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Kirby

Brady Hender ... Everett

Nick Nervies ... Tyler

Alexis Knapp ... Alexis

Miles Teller ... Miles

Peter Mackenzie ... Dad

Caitlin Dulany ... Mom

Rob Evors ... Rob

Rick Shapiro ... T-Rick

Martin Klebba ... Angry Little Person

Pete Gardner ... Older Guy

Nichole Bloom ... JB's Girl

Sam Lant ... Freshman Party Crasher
Henry Michaelson ... Freshman Party Crasher

Brendan Miller ... Brendan

Brent Tarnol ... Locker Room Guy
Kyle Kwasnick ... Locker Room Guy
David Sanchez ... High School Student
Ayydé Vargas ... High School Student
Chelsea Carbaugh-Rutland ... High School Student
Zach Lasry ... High School Student
Michael C. Stretton ... High School Student
Andrew Harbour ... High School Student
Allan Chanes ... High School Student
Holden Morse ... High School Student
Raz Jelvani ... Party Goer (as Raz Mataz)
Briana Mari Wilde ... Party Goer

Jarod Einsohn ... Party Goer

Chet Hanks ... Party Goer
Julian Evens ... Party Goer
Jesse Marco ... DJ
Chic Daniels ... Police Officer

Kevin Dunigan ... Police Officer

Colleen Flynn ... Mrs. Stillson

Sophia Santi ... Hispanic Neighbor

Jodi Harris ... Older Guy's Wife
Frank Buckley ... Channel 6 Reporter
Serene Branson ... Channel 8 Reporter

Robb Reesman ... Police Captain
Kevin Ryder ... Kevin
Gene 'Bean' Baxter ... Bean

Big Boy ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself

Jillian Barberie ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Donat Sean Abiff ... Party Jock (uncredited)

Phillip Agresta ... Boy at Party (uncredited)

Lucas Di Medio ... Soccer Dude (uncredited)

Ciara Hanna ... Ecstasy Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Nima Nourizadeh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Matt Drake (screenplay) and
Michael Bacall (screenplay)

Michael Bacall (story)

Produced by
Scott Budnick .... executive producer
Marty P. Ewing .... executive producer
Alex Heineman .... executive producer
Todd Phillips .... producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Andrew Rona .... executive producer
Joel Silver .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ken Seng 
 
Film Editing by
Jeff Groth 
 
Casting by
Juel Bestrop 
Seth Yanklewitz 
 
Production Design by
Bill Brzeski 
 
Art Direction by
Desma Murphy 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions 
 
Costume Design by
Alison McCosh 
 
Makeup Department
Merribelle Anderson .... department head hair
Dean Banowetz .... hair stylist
Clare M. Corsick .... key hairstylist
Rebecca DeHerrera .... makeup artist
Amy Lederman .... makeup artist
Keith Sayer .... department head makeup
Linda Villalobos .... key hairstylist
 
Production Management
Jennifer Corey .... production supervisor: reshoots
Marty P. Ewing .... production manager
David Jacobson .... production supervisor
Richard Mirisch .... post-production supervisor
Mark Scoon .... executive in charge of production
David Siegel .... production manager: additional photography
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Imhotep Coleman .... second second assistant director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Michael Neumann .... first assistant director
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... second assistant director
Katey Wheelhouse .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Adan Avila .... set dresser
Isidoro Avila .... on set dresser
Michael A. Casey .... assistant property master
Steve Coover .... on set dresser
Joe Dunckley .... props
Timothy M. Earls .... set designer
Shawn Fasulkey .... painter
Glenn Forbes .... assistant property master
Kiel Gookin .... assistant art director
Eddie Grisco .... prop assistant
Damon Hight .... construction coordinator
Christopher Isenegger .... art department coordinator
Sean Langdon .... leadman: reshoots
G. Lynn Maughan .... carpenter
Jeffrey McMahon .... general foreman construction
Michael Mestas .... set dresser
Darren Patnode .... set dresser
Susie Pilzninski .... art department coordinator
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist
Gary Thomas .... storyboard artist
Jana Treadwell .... set dresser: reshoots
Freddy Waff .... leadman
Raymond Waff .... set dresser
Matt Warden .... set dresser
Todd Wolcott .... stand-by greensman
Christopher Isenegger .... graphic designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
William R. Dean .... sound effects editor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Eric Flickinger .... re-recording mix technician
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Matthew W. Kielkopf .... first assistant sound editor
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... adr & dialogue supervisor
Julia Max .... adr looping
Marla McGuire .... supervising foley editor
Monette Melvin .... foley artist
Coleman Metts .... production sound mixer
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Tom Ozanich .... sound re-recording mixer
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
David A. Whittaker .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Nathaniel Acord .... special effects technician
Ante Dugandzic .... special effects foreman
Manuel S. Epstein .... special effects technician (as Manny Epstein)
Scott Forbes .... special effects coordinator
Jim Jolly .... special effects technician (as Jim Jolley)
Harold Selig .... special effects technician (as Hal Selig)
Michael A. Tice .... special effects foreman
Ray L. Wilkerson .... special effects foreman
Ronald Zarro .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Andersen .... visual effects production assistant: Shade VFX
Meg Bailey .... visual effects coordinator
Stephen Bender .... digital effects artist
Austin Bonang .... previs artist
Jason Bond .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Brown .... digital compositor
Eric Carney .... previs artist: The Third Floor
Sean Carroll .... rotoscope artist
Albert Cheng .... previs artist: The Third Floor
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Christopher Custodio .... visual effects coordinator
Brian Drewes .... visual effects producer
Angela Ellis .... visual effects data manager
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital compositor
Tim Fescoe .... digital compositor
Michael Sean Foley .... cg supervisor
Robby Geis .... visual effects artist
Bryan Godwin .... visual effects supervisor: Shade VFX
Michael S. Harbour .... head of 2d: CIS Hollywood
Joe Henke .... visual effects supervisor
Jamison Huber .... visual effects producer: Revelvant VFX
Steven Qi Jin .... previsualization artist: The Third Floor
Samuel Jørgensen .... digital compositor
Harimander Singh Khalsa .... compositing supervisor
Nicholas Kim .... digital compositor
Charles Lapage .... digital compositor
Dean Lewandowski .... previsualization artist
Arnon Manor .... visual effects producer
Nicholas Markel .... previs supervisor: The Third Floor
Connor Meechan .... visual effects supervisor: relevantVFX
Troy Moore .... compositor: Method Studios
Brian Morse .... matchmover
Marc Nanjo .... senior compositor: Method Studios
Robert Nederhorst .... digital compositor
Mark Nelson .... previs artist: The Third Floor
James P. Noon .... tracking
Gustavo A. Pablik .... visual effects coordinator
Harold Parker .... visual effects artist
John Riddle .... technical director: Shade VFX
Jaqgravan Sananikone .... compositor
Nathan Santell .... previsualization production manager: The Third Floor
Wendy Seddon .... digital compositor
Maria Serrano .... previsualization artist: The Third Floor
Rasha Shalaby .... texture painter
Shane Strickman .... senior visual effects coordinator: Shade VFX
Hirofumi Takeda .... digital compositor
Cecile Tecson .... visual effects artist
David Van Dyke .... visual effects executive producer: Shade VFX
Aaron Vest .... visual effects artist
Matt Welch .... flame artist
Matt Wilson .... compositing supervisor
Ian A. Harris .... compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Ian Holland .... flame artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
Chris B. Schnitzer .... director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Casey Adams .... stunt performer
Cody Banta .... stunts
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunt performer
Michael H. Barnett .... stunt performer
Jayce Bradley .... stunts
Chris Brewster .... stunt performer
Todd Bryant .... stunts
Leandro Arturo Carrasquero .... stunt performer
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunt policeman
Wayne Dalglish .... stunts
Tara Deadrick .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunt driver
Seth Duhame .... stunts
Zack Duhame .... stunts
Katie Eischen .... stunt performer
Timothy Eulich .... stunt double
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts
Matt Flanagan .... stunt performer
Cory Fleming .... utility stunts
Justin Gant .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Derek Graf .... stunts
Nicole Graf .... stunts
Jessie Graff .... utility stunts
Sean Graham .... stunt driver
Jessica Harbeck .... stunts
Riley Harper .... stunts
Zac Henry .... stunt double: Oliver Cooper
Sara Holden .... stunt performer
Logan Holladay .... utility stunts
Natascha Hopkins .... stunt performer
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Tim James .... stunt double
Lauren Mary Kim .... stunt performer
Martin Klebba .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunt rigger
Scott Leva .... stunts
Mark McDaniels .... stunt performer
Adam James Miller .... stunt double
Ashton Moio .... stunt player
T. Ryan Mooney .... stunts
Brian Munce .... stunts
Tree O'Toole .... stunt double
Rowbie Orsatti .... stunt double
Naomi Peters .... stunts
LaDell Preston .... stunt performer
Suzanne Reed .... stunt player
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Jimmy Romano .... stunts
Brady Romberg .... stunts
Luci Romberg .... stunts
Courtney Schwartz .... stunts
Tim Soergel .... stunt performer
William R. Spencer .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunt double (as Jim Stephen)
Jim Stephan .... stunts (as Jim Stephen)
Jake Swallow .... stunt performer
Danielle Taddei .... stunts
Webster P. Whinery Jr. .... utility stunts
David T. Woodruff .... assistant to stunt coordinator
Scott Workman .... stunt policeman
Nico Woulard .... stunts
Harry Wowchuk .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Aguirre .... camera operator: "a" camera
Joseph Aguirre .... director of photography: second unit
Denise Brady .... grip (2010)
Jake Capistron .... cineflex technician
Kelly Diehl .... libra head technician
Scott Donahue .... grip
Beth Dubber .... still photographer
Keith Dunkerley .... camera operator
Theodore Carl Flood .... electrician (as Carl Flood)
Vincent Foeillet .... camera operator
Josh Friz .... second assistant camera
Dennis Geraghty .... assistant camera
Peter Geraghty .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Kevin Huver .... additional camera assistant
Pete Johnson .... grip
Michael Kelly .... gaffer: additional photography
Jason Kilgore .... stage rigging gaffer
Thomas E. Lee .... rigging grip
Alexandre Lehmann .... additional camera operator
Alexandre Lehmann .... camera operator
Chase Livengood .... lighting technician
Chris Mack .... additional camera operator
Bill-Brady Majors .... key grip
Bobby Maruvada .... data wrangler
George Maxwell .... chief lighting technician
BJ McDonnell .... additional camera operator
Kevin McGill .... camera operator
Michael A. Mendez .... best boy
Chris Milani .... best boy: electric
Jeremy Noggles .... grip
Bradley D. Reed .... electrician
Rj Erin Reilly .... grip
Robert J. Reilly .... best boy grip: re-shoots
Robert J. Reilly .... key rigging grip
Rocky Rodriguez .... grip
Jesse Roth .... additional camera operator
Jesse Roth .... first assistant camera
Paul Santoni .... first assistant camera: 'a' camera
Jay Sheveck .... libra technician
Liam Sinnott .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Robby Terry .... electrician
Kevin Tiesiera .... lighting technician
Eric Tramp .... b camera operator
John Trunk .... video assist
 
Animation Department
Aaron Schultz .... animator
 
Casting Department
Chris Bustard .... additional casting
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Brittany A. Jones .... casting associate
Marco V. Scola .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annalisa Adams .... costumer
Jessie Delmore .... set costumer
Dina Dominguez .... set costumer: additional
Lynne Duggins .... costumer
Carla Terner .... costumer
Eric Yake .... key costumer
Steven Zimbelman .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ryan C. Fill .... assistant editor
Dane Jensen .... post-production intern
Erik Kaufmann .... digital intermediate editor
Jeff Mee .... first assistant editor
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Steven Trapani .... assistant editor
Tim Weyers .... post-production coordinator
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist
Afnahn Khan .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Mikki Levi .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jon Otazua .... assistant editor: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gabe Hilfer .... music supervisor
Dave Lawrence .... additional music editor
Skye Lewin .... temp music editor
Devin Lucien .... music consultant
Jacob Nathan .... music coordinator
Jason Ruder .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... genny operator
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
George Nadian .... transportation captain
Jim Petti .... transportation captain
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... transportation
Chris Raines .... picture car coordinator
Paul E. Stroh .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Matthew Ackerson .... production assistant
John Steven Agoglia .... location manager
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Dashiell Boam .... assistant to Andrew Rona
Armando Boquiren .... key assistant location manager
Bettina Browne Weld .... dog trainer (as Bettina Browne)
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor
Steven J. Chambers .... data capture engineer: additional photography
Jim Chizmar .... dive master: second unit
Florence Chung .... extras coordinator
Chris Cortez .... water safety
Jeanie Daniels .... first assistant accountant
Alyssa Feener .... assistant production coordinator
Alaina Filo .... set production assistant
Richard Franceschini .... production resources executive
Dustin Frissell .... production assistant
Toby Gallo .... digital acquisition supervisor
Elliot Gannon .... set production assistant
Joseph Garner .... assistant: Mr. Phillips
Jeremy Gilbreath .... set production assistant
Aaron Hammersley .... production office assistant
Hans Hernke .... utility stand-in
Jessica Hershatter .... intern
Jessica Hershatter .... production assistant
Josie Hines .... staff assistant
Michael E. Jacobson .... set production assistant
Alice S. Kim .... production coordinator: additional photography
Jon Kuyper .... production executive
Caroline Livengood .... assistant production office coordinator (as Caroline Kilpatrick)
Christopher J. Maldonado .... editorial staff assistant
Dylan Matlock .... set production assistant
Justin Mickelson .... production assistant
Carolina Maria Mora .... production secretary
Tracy Mulholland .... adr voice
Jeffrey Neumeier .... second assistant accountant
Eric Petersen .... key assistant location manager
Amy Poncher .... assistant: Nima Nourizadeh
Lara Ravdjee .... assistant: Joel Silver
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Christopher Michael Rose .... utility stand-in
Maxwell Salberg .... production assistant
Emma Siegel .... set production assistant: additional photography
Weena Singh .... set production assistant
Karl Sonnenberg .... technical advisor
Kirk Sullivan .... assistant: Joel Silver
Coleman Trapp .... utility stand-in
Landon Trawny .... second assistant accountant
Carrie Tyson .... production coordinator
Jason Vigdor .... intern
Jason Vigdor .... production assistant
Jonathan Wheelhouse .... production assistant
Chris Winn .... key craft service
Eric Winn .... craft service
 

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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)
Runtime:
88 min
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA15+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Ontario) | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:16 | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 (edited version) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #47176)

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Trivia:
Some of the footage was shot by the cast with cell phones, Flip, iPhone and Blackberry phones that were handed out by the crew. Over 10 hours of footage was recorded mostly due to the cast continuously recording.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Before party starts the boys are in Thomas's bedroom and his Dad calls for Thomas. Thomas and Costas run out and there is no skateboard between mirror and piano. Then when Dax films himself in that mirror you see the piano and a skateboard appears.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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209 out of 387 people found the following review useful.
Basically Superbad meets The Hangover, but with less interesting characters and a more exploitative, gratuitous, mean spirit., 23 February 2012
Author: MovieAddict2014 from UK

As a preface to this review, before anyone's knee-jerk reaction is to dismiss my opinions as those of a prude: I'm not at all opposed to "hard-R" comedies. In fact, I love many of them. But something about this one rubbed me the wrong way - indeed, to even refer to it as a "movie" seems wrong: there were scenes chronicling the party that basically devolved into mini-music-videos focusing on naked girls. And not even in tantalizing ways -- rather, these scenes felt creepy (especially since a lot of the girls featured are supposed to be high schoolers) -- for example, the director relies upon paparazzi-style upskirt shots. And because the movie is shot a la Blair Witch/Cloverfield etc. with its "found footage" style, it only makes these shots seem all the dirtier and more voyeuristic.

Moving on past that stuff... other flaws: The fact that the main characters were so clichéd and stereotypical of the genre didn't help, either -- the Jonah Hill-type character from NYC was sporadically amusing but overall just seemed to be trying too hard: the mandatory overzealous good friend who's obsessed with girls and thinks he has game but doesn't. So, nothing original or distinct enough to make him different than any other sex comedy character. He made me laugh a couple times, but that's faint praise.

While the first half of the movie is sort of dumb fun, the second just gets derailed by increasingly silly, unrealistic, borderline disturbing stuff - e.g. a huge sequence with a dude wielding a flamethrower at the end was not just stupid but kind of terrifying, like it belonged in a completely different film.

I also didn't like the 'moral' of the story or whatever you want to call its attempts to reconcile its events. Unfortunately I can't discuss it without spoiling the film, but suffice to say the "feel-good" moral closure of Project X felt like an attempt at Risky Business without any of the actual morality behind it. Not to mention the main character wasn't half as likable or realistic as the Tom Cruise character, despite ostensibly looking more like an actual high schooler than Cruise did - alas, that's why good writing is key. The only word I can use to describe the film is...sleazy, but not in a good way.

Think back on what made films like Superbad so much better than much of their genre: it was the characters. They said and did a lot of crude, dumb stuff, but they were rendered as realistic and likable kids and we could relate to them. When they were put in compromising situations - like an out of control party - it was funny because, as corny as this sounds, we cared. They weren't throwaway caricatures of teenagers, or one-dimensional mean-spirited idiots.

In Project X, whose various elements and characters are basically ripped off of superior teen films, you don't particularly care about any of these kids - nor can you relate to them. Is the film enjoyable? People in the theater laughed - I imagine it'll appeal to its primary demographic, which is the teen/college crowd - but I think years from now those viewers will look back on movies like The Hangover and Superbad and realize why those were better.

(P.S. Don't be fooled by misleading marketing -- while this film was indeed produced by Todd Phillips, he did not direct it. The studio is capitalizing on his involvement - and can you blame them for it when the Hangover films have made like a billion dollars worldwide? - but apart from a producer credit, he didn't have anything to do with this flick.)

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