People are always complaining about lack of truth in advertising. Some of the most common culprits are movie trailers. Frequently, film studios have marketing divisions (with no connection to the production) put together trailers that ineffectively convey what the movie is about. In the case of the Project X, this isn’t a problem. The film is essentially an elongated version of the trailer, which is essentially a music video. That makes perfect sense, as Nima Nourizadeh is making his feature length debut after coming from a music video background (joining the ranks of directors such as David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, and Michael Bay). There is certainly an element of style over substance, but if you’ve seen the trailer you are going to get exactly what you expect.