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Project X (2012)

R | | Comedy | 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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Nima Nourizadeh

Writers:

Matt Drake (screenplay), Michael Bacall (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Mann ... Thomas
Oliver Cooper ... Costa
Jonathan Daniel Brown ... JB
Dax Flame ... Dax
Kirby Bliss Blanton ... Kirby
Brady Hender ... Everett
Nick Nervies 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
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Witness it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Project X See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,051,363, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$54,731,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,731,865
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Before the party when Costa and Kirby are seen playing Mortal Kombat, it is clearly indicated that Kirby is winning and is playing as the character Reptile. However, a few moments later when she says she has won, we see that Reptile has lost and as been knocked off the field. 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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Alternate Versions

The Extended Cut released on video has around 5-6 additional minutes. See more »

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References Up (2009) See more »

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Rhino Jockey
Written and performed by Amon Tobin
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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User Reviews

 
Project X (2012)

I swear I'm never going to get bored of the found footage genre. Maybe I'm just simple, but it has the ability to breathe life into tired genres. Or maybe I just really allow myself to get carried away with it all. Project X is that simple story of the outcast kids throwing a party to become popular. It soon spirals out of hand, but what Project X does right, is that it makes sure to really push it ridiculously far without betraying its set-up. None of this would work if we didn't have some lovable protagonists to root for. We have our hero Tom, the friendly and most normal guy. JB is the slightly rotund geek that tries to act sophisticated, and finally we have Costa. A big douchey dick. This could go horribly wrong, but his pranks are often harmless and Cooper plays it in a way where you can see how desperate he is for attention. It makes him very sympathetic, even when you can't believe how outrageous he is being. The film builds up the party slowly, which is perfect. It starts off with a few drinks. The dog is then attached to helium balloons, and once the ecstasy comes into play all bets are off. The film is also littered with those bizarre curiosities that often make great comedy, which thankfully it doesn't overuse. Two of my favourites were the 11 year old security guards. I would have liked to have seen more of the party halfway through, as it turns into a huge montage of hilarious moments. Overall, this is a riotous teen fantasy, where people act like cocks, but you somehow hope they succeed in one way or another. In such a politically correct world, I'm kind of glad it didn't pussy out.


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