25 years ago, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” hit theaters. The movie detailed the story of three teens who have an adventurous day playing hooky. But despite some deception with faking an illness, and a little joyriding in a classic car, the kids sat at a baseball game, went to a parade, and enjoyed a gourmet meal. They didn’t ditch class to raid the liquor cabinet and they weren’t doped up at the Cubs game. Abe Froman wouldn’t even frown on their the behavior of these 17-year-olds. The movie is a classic, and aside from Charlie Sheen’s jail-bound character, which was a great foreshadow of how his real-life would be, the kids stay out of trouble.

How times have changed.

Behind the laughs of the new movie “Project X”, is a serious subject.

It centers around three high schoolers who try to throw the greatest birthday bash of all-time. Who knew that the 17th birthday was the one designated to be celebrated with alcohol, drugs, and nudity? And of course, when nearly 2,000 kids show up, chaos ensues.

This antics in this movie could make the characters in “Old School” blush.

While the movie is rated R, kids who are younger than 18 will undoubtedly sneak into theaters to get a look at this movie, which in trailers looks somewhat funny.

But what message will teens take away from this? If you have a party loaded with alcohol and drugs, you can get laid easily? Funny stuff happens when you are drunk and high?

Moviegoers will likely enjoy this film, and given the fact that good comedies don’t come around very often, it could become the next classic comedy.

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But parents need to remember to talk to their kids about drugs and alcohol after they’ve seen this movie. Oscar Wilde once said “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” So while this movie may not be a portrayal of how high school teens typically act, it could inspire them to throw a bash like this.

And if they do, they might find that they don’t need a flame-thrower to get burned.

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