Go hard or go home

PROJECT X ( MA15+) ★★★■

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Di­rec­tor: Nima Nour­izadeh ( fea­ture de­but) Stars: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Miles Teller, Alexis Knapp, Thomas Mann, Martin Klebba, Eddie Has­sell

Ex­tremely Loud & In­cred­i­bly Gross FOR a ma­jor­ity of un­re­con­structed young males be­tween the ages of 14 and 24, all that mat­ters in life are boo­bies and big nights out.

This not- so- se­lect band of gen­tle­men will find the spec­tac­u­larly over- the- top, un­der- theweather com­edy of Project X to be just about the great­est thing that will ever grace the big screen. Their el­ders should not sniff too dis­dain­fully. They were the ones who made the likes of Na­tional Lam­poon’s An­i­mal House, Porky’s and Amer­i­can Pie, such mas­sive hits in the past.

All you need to know of the plot is that three loser- ish high school guys have planned a party in the hope of se­cur­ing a cool­ness up­grade from their peers.

This doesn’t re­ally make Project X sound all that promis­ing, right? And the first half- hour is not about to change any minds.

Then comes the turn­around. The party starts. And it quickly ca­reens hope­lessly out of con­trol.

But, some­what re­mark­ably, the longer this gar­gan­tuan gath­er­ing of the tribes goes on, the bet­ter Project X gets.

First- time di­rec­tor Nima Nour­izadeh sets about fir­ing the ran­dom key el­e­ments of the party – two DJS, one dog at­tached to a set of he­lium bal­loons, a gar­den gnome full of stolen ec­stasy tablets and a lux­ury car at the bot­tom of a swim­ming pool – to­wards a comic crescendo that truly im­presses.

Nour­izadeh also cranks some mad tech­ni­cal skills that su­per- charge Project X at just the right times.

The en­tire movie is a rough ’ n’ ready edit of footage gath­ered from a wide ar­ray of hand­held cam­eras and mo­bile de­vices, many of which are op­er­ated by the ac­tors and ex­tras.

I am not kid­ding when I in­form you that the final quar­ter- hour se­quence is as force­fully funny as any­thing that hap­pened in the The Hang­over, part one.

Now show­ing Vil­lage Cine­mas

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