With its cast of unfamiliar faces and catalog of underage wish-fulfillment fantasies, this game-changing instant classic will doubtless inspire imitators, onscreen and in backyards everywhere, en route to redefining what a new generation expects of its mice-will-play movies. More Reviews Berlin Film Review: Thomas Kub Thomas Mann , the most experienced of the non-pro leads is your average high-school senior in nearly all respects, except perhaps the size of his backyard, which is big enough to accommodate a dozen friends, a wayward Playboy model, a pool and roughly 1, complete strangers. And why should they worry? Jonathan Daniel Brown , the runt of the bunch decide to invite practically everyone they know and then some. Then the guests start to arrive, looking less like classmates from his North Pasadena high school than the wet-T-shirt-ready twentysomethings of their dreams.
A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Positive Messages The movie's central theme seems to be that the shy main character "needed" a party to help him out of his shell -- and that the rampant destruction of property and thousands of dollars in repairs were worth it. In the epilogue, the father, though upset, even seems proud of his son.
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When the night ends with a car in your parents' pool and news helicopters circling overhead, you know your birthday is one for the books. Birthday boy Thomas, who goes from virtual nobody to big man on campus overnight, is played by the now year-old Thomas Mann, who grew up in Dallas, Texas, and displays no overt criminal tendencies. The affable Mann only had a few acting credits under his belt before "Project X"; we kicked back with the unlikely party animal as he spoke candidly about behind-the-scenes action on "Project X" and his future plans -- party and otherwise.