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“Project X” plays with the narrative devices of cinema by promoting the film as found footage, which gives it an aura of authenticity and a chaotic and vulgar nervousness. by Doug LimanGoalso plays with narrative structures, as it shows us the same night, experienced through the point of view of distinct characters, loosely bound by circumstances in Los Angeles.
We follow the misadventures of Ronna (Sarah Polley), a 17-year-old grocery clerk, who will be evicted the next morning on Christmas Day, and her friends Claire (Katie Holmes) and Mannie (Nathan Bexton), who all work at the grocery store together. Simon (Desmond Askew) is their fellow drug dealer, who asks Ronna to cover his shift so he can go to Vegas with friends, where he sets fire to a hotel room, shoots a bouncer at a strip club and finds himself out of town.
We also follow soap opera stars Adam (Scott Wolf) and Zach (Jay Mohr), a closeted gay couple, who usually buy drugs from Simon. Since he’s out of town, they make Ronna sell them drugs instead. Everyone has a wild night, with many characters ending up at the same rave, which throws this film into late ’90s nostalgia.
“Go” is a smart, sleek and tangled website. The plot is intricate, the dialogue is witty and the cast is great! The Washington Post calls the film, “‘Pulp Fiction’ for puppies ‘furiously paced and perversely entertaining'” and rotten tomatoes give it a new note. This film is definitely worth rewatching if you haven’t seen it since its release in 1999, and is a must see if you’ve never heard of or seen it before.