I have a special place in my heart for movies about teens trying to get laid and/or party. Whether it was Porky’s, which my parents watched incessantly during the 80’s, or more recently, Superbad, there is something fundamentally awesome about vicariously living through the crazy, and very often extremely stupid antics of teenagers. In fact, the more outrageous and over-the-top the action gets, the more I love it… and Project X takes the genre to a whole new level of stupid… and I couldn’t be happier.
The premise is simple… three dorks decide to turn their fates around by throwing the biggest, most outrageous, most raucous party of all time. High school seniors; Thomas (Thomas Mann), Costa (Oliver Cooper), and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown), decide to take advantage of Thomas’ birthday while his parents are out of town. Hilarity and chaos ensue… but mostly chaos.
Each of the three seniors has a different goal… Thomas, although secretly in love with their mutual friend Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton), wants to hook up with the smoking hot girl Alexis (Alexis Knapp from Pitch Perfect)… Costa considers himself a player and sets out to show his friend (and the world) what he can pull off… and JB… well, JB is simply along for the ride.
What Costa manages to pull off is the largest, most destructive, out of control party anyone has ever seen… you know, the kind of teen party that generally only exists in movies and urban legends… but one that we all secretly wish we could attend. As a parent… this is my ultimate nightmare… as a movie watcher… I’m just like JB… along for the ride, and it’s a fantastically moronic ride that I don’t mind going on over and over again.
Honestly, that’s all you need to know. This is an R rated, sex, drug, and alcohol fueled (although, sadly, there is very little sex… we’ve become such a prudish society these days… but there are lots of topless women… at least there’s that) grandchild of the 70’s tradition. The movie is stupid in all the right ways, and if it’s on cable… I’ll watch it. I actually just bought the Blu-ray because it promised to have a tally of all the damage done and how much it would all cost in the real world, but alas… that particular special feature isn’t very special. Fortunately, the movie itself more than makes up for any lack of special features.
Project X is an absolute punch in the balls… complete with a little person who likes to punch people in the balls. If you need a goofy and fun diversion, check it out… eventually a flame thrower appears, and by then, you know it’s too late.
To the break of dawn yo,
Cornelius J. Blahg