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Project X

A movie directed by Nima Nourizadeh

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'Project X' 'Two Jews On Film' Love This Party (Video)

  • Mar 2, 2012

By Joan Alperin 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 Nourizadek, 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 in the end...realizing what really matters in life...

Yes, there are many over the top, outrageous scenes, brilliant editing, great camera work and most importantlyt, 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.
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March 02, 2012
wow. I have to say that you two have surprised me with your review. I thought this movie was going to be horrible, but maybe....just maybe I may check this out. Found footage genre eh? Seems like that style is everywhere! John liked it! whoa. No eggs and bacon on the bagel? LOL!
March 02, 2012
I know...It's kind of shocking that John liked it. I did put creamcheese, lox, capers and shots of tequilla on the bagel. LOL
March 02, 2012
LMAO! you two are so funny. Oh, I hope you noticed that this had been featured in the homepage. ;)
March 02, 2012
Yes I did and thanks so much. It's always so nice when people get your humor. Have a great weekend.
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review by . March 03, 2012
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Star Rating:         Is Project X a cautionary tale of irresponsible teenagers, or is it a glorification of underage debauchery? I wish I could answer this question. The film is nothing if not an eighty-eight-minute lesson in sending mixed signals, which will not do any favors for its primary audience (you and I both know its R rating will not deter those under the age of seventeen from seeing it). While much of the film is exactly what I expected it would be – …
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My husband (creator of the cult classic films FACES OF DEATH) andmyself (actress/screenwriter) are ex New Yorkers, see alot of films and usually disagree. So our friends decided that we need a review … more
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