March 2, 2012 | 12:42 pm
Posted by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)
Three high school seniors throw a birthday party that spirals out of control and their lives will never be the same.
Okay, right off the bat, I have to say that ‘Project X’ directed by Nima Nourizadeh, written by Matt Drake and Michael Baldwin is crazy hysterical, outrageous fun and super clever.
I loved this film.
Shot in the ‘found footage’ style, it tells the story of three teenagers, Tom (Thomas Mann) Costa (Oliver Cooper) and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown) who yearn to be ‘popular’.
Costa, who could be cast on the reality show ‘Jersey Shore’ puts together a party…but not just any party. Using ‘social media’...facebook, twitter, craigslist, to get the ‘word out’ this becomes an epic party or ‘party of the century’.
We’re talking…sex, drugs, topless gorgeous girls, an angry dwarf who punches guys in the groin (well, you can’t really blame him. He does get stuffed in an oven) a pissed off ecstasy dealer who sets an upscale residental Pasadena neighborhood on fire…and a killer soundtrack…
But besides all that…‘Project X’ shows us what it means to be a teenager…wanting to fit in and realizing what really matters in life…
Yes, there are many over the top, outrageous scenes, brilliant editing, great camera work and most importantly…fully drawn characters. ‘Project X’ is an original for sure.
I gave this movie 4 bagels out of 5 and to my surprise, John was pretty close with his bagel score. Yes, Mr. Critical actually liked it. Check out our video to see what he thought.
‘Project X’ opens in theatres, Friday March 2nd. This is one party you don’t want to miss.
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