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It's My Party (1996)

 -  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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Charlene Lee
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Rodney Bingham
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Amalia Stark
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Andrew Bingham
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Brandon Theis
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Daphne Stark
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Damian Knowles
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Lina Bingham
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Monty Tipton
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Tony Zamara
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Paul Stark
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Nick Stark
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Zack Phillips
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Fanny Kondos
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Jack Allen
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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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22 March 1996 (USA)  »

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A Última Festa  »

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$616,663 (USA)
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Trivia

Bruce Davison was shooting another movie and could only clear one Saturday for this film. All his scenes were shot on that one day, and he had no script. The director explained the arc of the scene, and Davison improvised all his lines. 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 »

Quotes

Nick: This is for you.
[He hands Monty a bust.]
Monty: For good luck?
Nick: Well, you always wanted me to give you head.
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References Julia (1977) See more »

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I should have bought stock in Kleenex
1 June 2003 | by (silly-con (death) valley) – See all my reviews

Not only am I stoked that this is coming out on DVD in 2 days, but whenever I need a good cry, I put this movie on. Dealing with everything from relationships to parents to unfortunately, death, this movie is the best written, directed and casted movies i have seen in a very long time.


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