Top 10 Party Movies
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If you play your cards right, this time of year can be one big non-stop party. Work functions, religious festivals, consumer excess, New Year’s Eve: it’s all going on. And like every other aspect of our lives, we turn to the movies to teach us how to cope with these vital events. Sadly, all the movies have to tell us is that getting drunk either will or will not get you laid and drugs are either really good or really bad. What the hell – let’s party! And not in the way Arnold Schwarzenegger says “let’s party” in Commando when what he clearly means is “let me ram a steel pipe through your chest”. That’s not very seasonal.
10: Project X
A bunch of nerdy teens hold a party that gets out of control. The difference here is, it’s filmed found footage style! Yeah! And, uh, that’s it. No, wait, they put a dwarf in an oven and he later drives a car into the pool. And the cameraman filming everything may have murdered his parents. And it’s called “Project X” for no reason whatsoever. But if you can’t be bothered watching something with more likable characters and interesting activities – like any randomly chosen ninety minutes of party footage on YouTube - then this movie is technically something defined as “a movie”.
9: Fun Size
These days Halloween has basically become one big party, in contrast to this movie, which is one big train wreck. But even if you have no desire whatsoever to see a movie where a major plot point involves a grown man luring a small child into his car while shouting “I’m not luring this small child into my car”, this will forever stand tall in the annals of party movies for the scene where a car backs into a pole causing a large animatronic statue of a chicken to a): fall onto the rear of the car and b): look like it’s having sex with the rear of the car. Over and over and over and over and isn’t this a completely different scene and they’re still showing the chicken having sex with the car over and over again?