Three nerdy high school seniors throw an epic party to make a name for themselves, but as their night progresses, the shindig spirals wildly out of control as it consumes the entire neighborhood.
Director: Newcomer Nima Nourizadeh
Co-Writers: Matt Drake (“Tully”) and Michael Bacall (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”)
Producer: Todd Philips director of “The Hangover and “Old School”
ORIGINALITY RATING: Medium. Opening with a video blog-like apology from our lead character Thomas, the trailer for “Project X” wants to show you that this wild night is a “game changer.” Even though we’ve seen crazy high school parties before on the big screen, this one wants to set itself apart with its found footage qualities. It tries to rope you in with clips of insane moments like a flame thrower torching everything in sight and a car being driven into the swimming pool. Seeing the depths of this movie’s depravity might be worth the price of admission, even though there may not be much re-watch value.
WHO SHOULD SEE IT: Raunchy comedy fans who like drinking, drugs, swearing, and nudity in ample supply. If you love party movies that chronicle completely outrageous shenanigans over the course of a night like “Superbad,” then you should watch “Project X.”
WHEN TO SEE IT: Opening night.