it’s this generation’s ferris bueller’s day off or risky business. more the latter, though, because ferris bueller’s day off is the only true classic of the bunch and, even with the totaled ferrari, not as destructive as the other two. they do all have the common element of a trouble maker kid taking advantage of their parents’ trust and going a step (or several) too far.
this film is better than risky business in part because it has a really good soundtrack that can appeal to a variety of people. it’s also a film that is sort of the logical conclusion of risky business. risky business goes into some darker territory (drugs and prostitution) than the usual teen comedy and this one takes the baton and runs toward the lawlessness without reserve. the characters in project x make about as much trouble as they can without completely losing the audience. in this way the film really does go as far as the teen trouble genre can go without turning into criminal drama.Watched in theater