YMMV / Project X

  • Awesome Music: The whole soundtrack, really. To be expected of a wild party.
  • Critical Dissonance: Reviews were overly negative, yet the movie recouped its budget eight and a half times over, and as Misaimed Fandom shows, earned an unexpected following.
  • Designated Villain: Rob the neighbor is regarded as a big party pooper who just doesn't want the partygoers to have any fun, but he didn't even ask them to shut down the party until nearly midnight, and he wants the party to end because the noise is keeping his wife and child awake. Despite his good reasons, though, the movie keeps treating him as if he wronged the kids, and he ends up getting tased, stalked, tackled, and nearly gets his house set on fire for his troubles.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The dwarf is probably the most liked character in the movie, mostly because he punches Costa, and many other people, in the testicles after he gets out of the oven in which he was imprisoned. Sure, he's a Jerkass too, but considering nearly everyone else at the party, he's often seen as one of the least evils present.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Admittedly, an age-appropriate one: When you're in your last year of high school and desperate to be popular, throwing a party to end all parties, costs be damned, is a surefire way to make yourself cool.
    • The montage of people taking Ecstasy — shot in incredibly glamorizing ways — is also definitely this.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The ending shows that the party destroyed the main characters' lives, which hasn't stopped many people from holding real parties inspired by the film, which have also resulted in several deaths.
  • The Scrappy: Almost everybody who has seen this movie considers Costa a waste of skin.