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It's My Party (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  22 March 1996 (USA)
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"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations... See full summary »

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Amalia Stark
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"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations, the two soon find the love they had shared for many years in ruins. One year after their breakup, Nick is confronted with a ravaged immune system and a CT Scan and lab values which, along with his worsening forgetfulness, clenches the diagnosis of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) -- a condition he has seen claim his friends and one which he vows will not take him. Due to the aggressive nature of the disease, he has only a few days of conscious life remaining. His plan, he announces to family and "extended family," is to voluntarily end his life himself before the disease renders him unrecognizable to those he loves and he, in turn, is unable to recognize them. Uninvited to the farewell party, Brandon's presence is greeted with jeers from those who see him as having abandoned Nick ... Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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$616,663 (USA)
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In the scene where Nick signs his name next to his picture on the wall, a black and white photo with the name "Harry Stein" beside it can clearly be seen. Harry Stein was the basis for Nick's character. The newest DVD edition of the film includes a tour of his home, led by his ex-boyfriend, writer/director Randal Kleiser, after his death. See more »

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When we hear Brandon say "He's so close to your mom", it's clear that his lips say "He's so close to your dad." See more »

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Dr. Dave: Any vision problems?
Nick: Well, my right eye is like I'm looking through a tampon.
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Referenced in The Real Housewives of Atlanta: It's My Party! (2008) See more »

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Excellent and touching
6 July 1999 | by (ohio) – See all my reviews

Excellent and touching drama about a man who has AIDS and finds out he has not that much longer to live, decided to throw a farewell party for himself and invites his family and friends. And also his ex. The results are dramatic, heartbreaking and even a little humour is in here too. The whole cast does an excellent job but a few stand out... Eric Roberts as Nick who is dying of AIDS, Lee Grant as his mother, Maragret Cho as a best friend, Olivia Newton John as a best friend, and Gregory Harrison as Nick's ex. This is an excellent film that I have watched more then once. It will make you laugh and cry. Oh man, will it make you cry!! The score is excellent also as is the direction. Recommended.


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