Written by Bob Suggs Tuesday, 19 June 2012 10:01
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Project X follows three seemingly anonymous high school seniors as they attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough: let's throw a party that no one will forget - but nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born. Project X is a warning to parents and police everywhere.
Damage Control: One insane house party: friggin’ priceless. Cost to refurbish said home after one night of epic partying: astronomical! Grab pen and paper as you’ll be our on the spot insurance adjuster, tallying up all the insane damages and devastation.
The Pasadena Three: Get the low down on the three newbies on the scene as they share their hysterical time shooting their first film. Holding nothing back we get a glimpse at their casting tapes and their off screen antics.
Ground Zero: Party Central: From actual flame throwers, to roof surfing stunts, to well orchestrated mayhem, witness some serious off the hook action and get the inside story on how a sleepy suburban California neighborhood was transformed into party central!
Actors: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper
Directors: Nima Nourizadeh
Format: NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: R (Restricted)
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
Run Time: 88 minutes
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|Actor: Thomas Mann|
Actor: Oliver Cooper
AudienceRating: R (Restricted)
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Label: Warner Bros. Pictures
Manufacturer: Warner Bros. Pictures
Publisher: Warner Bros. Pictures
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Title: Project X (Extended Cut + UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Project X is an out-of-control comedy that follows a group of buds who set out to throw the most epic 17th birthday party ever. The film documents a high school party that gets completely out of control, shot from the perspective of the digital cameras that the kids have with them.
As a filmmaker, Todd Phillips (Due Date, The Hangover series) has shown an increasing interest in exploring the darker, unsettling side of slapstick comedy. (If he ever makes a Three Stooges movie, Curly ain't getting up off of the floor.) The Phillips-produced apocalyptic party movie Project X certainly doesn't skimp on the oh-no-they-didn't comedic gross-outs, but, weirdly enough, it works best at the moments when it seems about to change into a horror flick. If you've ever stressed about a stain that just won't come out, this may be the movie of your nightmares. Shot in a multicamera found-footage style, director Nima Nourizadeh's film follows a nerdy high-schooler (Thomas Mann) whose plans for his 17th-birthday house party go nuclear after his obnoxious friend (Oliver Cooper) assumes control of the guest list. The mayhem shown in the trailer? You haven't seen the half of it. Nourizadeh and his writers (including Scott Pilgrim's Michael Bacall) initially show an impressive command of escalation, as the out-of-control guests just keep piling in and the property damage steadily adds up. Unfortunately, the energy eventually outweighs the inventiveness, with the genuinely frenzied first half replaced by extended music video montages of women ditching their outfits. (Granted, the target audience may not have much of a problem with this development.) As the inspiration flags, the amateurish cast (most notably Cooper, who makes a strong bid for the most unlikable sidekick of the century) and lack of any inkling of redeeming social values do begin to add up, culminating in a finale that doesn't end so much as fizzle out. Still, even if it never quite delivers on its early promises of galactic bad taste, Project X contains enough moments of cranked-to-11 mayhem to satiate even the most ardent party animal, as well as provide a vicarious shuddery thrill for viewers who can vaguely remember their own all-nighters. You'll laugh, you'll squirm, you'll feel an urge to vacuum. --Andrew Wright
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