In the first all-night party movie, arguably George Lucas' "American Graffiti," the focus was on characters learning a lesson over the course of the night.As the genre became more common, the parties got more and more raucous – as in "Sixteen Candles," "Superbad," "The Hangover" and "Take Me Home Tonight" – but the focus was still on characters learning things and becoming better people. Read More
The all-night party movie, a special genre that includes "American Graffiti," "Sixteen Candles," "Superbad" and "The Hangover," reaches new heights with "Project X."
Its nightmarish chaos is over the top, but the movie does have an extraordinary purity and primal energy. Read More