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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.

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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:

Proyecto 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The studio disliked the title "Project X", feeling it was more appropriate for a science fiction film, and suggested re-titling the film "Happy Birthday, Thomas Kub", after a message seen on the school jumbotron. Producer Todd Phillips countered this by saying that firstly the studio's suggested title made the film sound like a good-natured buddy movie instead of the no-holds-barred comedy it actually was, and secondly that he and the writers saw Costa as more the focal character than Thomas. In the end, neither party could think of a better title, and so the finished film stuck with the "Project X" title. See more »

Goofs

After the party when they are hiding at the school, Thomas tells Dax (The main person recording everything) he'll be fine and to go home, however later footage is shown of Thomas talking to his dad. This footage shouldn't exist since Dax left and no one else was around at the house afterwards. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Project aXe (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hands High
Written by Bang On! (as Elliot Egerton) and Si Begg
Performed by Bang On!
Courtesy of Big Dada
By arrangement with Ninja Tune
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Relatable and Entertaining
5 June 2012 | by charles-simpsonSee all my reviews

Project X is a film that, on paper, does not appeal to me at all. I predicted it to be a low budget film with some unmemorable gags and a poor plot. I was wrong. It was a surprisingly good film. The plot did, as anticipated, contain several holes and you couldn't help thinking "surely that wouldn't have happened" but after all it was based on a true story.

The film is based on some unpopular high school students, (Thomas, Costa and JB) who throw a party when one of their parents goes away for the weekend and it quickly escalates out of control. The film is seemingly shot by their friend Dex on a portable camera and some other videos in a documentary style sequence. There is a good balance of dialogue, montages of general party mayhem and Thomas completely stressing out and the films great for watching with a few of the lads.

The three of us who watched it were laughing consistently throughout the film and many of the characters were very relatable. Overall (despite being extremely far-fetched) the film was relatable, although I was hoping for a bit more development on the morning after the party.

Don't watch this film if you're looking for artistic credit, watch it to be entertained. This wouldn't have been a film I would have picked out myself but after watching it I would recommend it, although not one to watch with the family.


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