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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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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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Based on real characters; and a real party that occurred December 1992. Many of the actors appearing in the film knew the person on whom the main character is based. 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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Monty: [to Amalia] You've lost so much weight! I thought your ass was Jodie Foster's chin!
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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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Don't Cut Me Down
Written by Olivia Newton-John
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Erhu: Xue Bing Ellingworth
Keybords, Bass: Murray Burns
Acoustic guitars, Tambourine: Colin Bayley (uncredited)
Ambient Guitar: Dan Harris
Courtesy of ONJ Productions, Ltd.
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Blown away by the sentiment...
8 March 1999 | by (Calgary, Alberta:Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie alone one morning on video, expecting it to be a cool ensemble cast movie. It ended up pulling me in so completely that I ignored the phone and never once touched the pause button. It is another of those Hollywood films that may be technically or structurally lacking in the minds of critics...but in my heart and mind it was powerful and effective. By casting known names in many of the subliminal roles...we had a built-in sympathy for them in this situation. The comedy, although sometimes very macabre was believable. I also found the situation believable based on the type of character played by Eric Roberts...the farewell party seemed to fit his personality. I recommend this film to people willing to open their hearts and who don't mind a good cry...


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