Friday, 9 March 2012

Project X Review

We are all on druuuuggs

I recently reviewed teen-comedy/found footage/mean-spirited wet dream feature Project X for Grounded Online:


In light of the success of Skins, both in the UK and US, as well such films as The Hangover, it’s really a surprise that producer Todd Philip’s latest ode to drink and debauchery, Project X, came along as late as it did. What’s not so surprising is that, for all its noise and commotion, Nima Nourizadeh’s feature length debut is a rather predictable teen comedy, clearly indebted to the likes of Superbad and Risky Business even as it tries to upstage them with “the party you’ve only dreamed about”. As an 88 minute document of said party, Project X excels. But as a witty, memorable film with characters to root for? Not so much.


Project X only really works as a piece of false nostalgia for the kind of party none of us has actually been to, and as a result is about as memorable as the last amnesia-inducing bender you went on. It's fun but totally forgettable stuff. If you're interested in reading more, the full article can be found here!