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Party Girl (1995)

R | | Comedy | 9 June 1995 (USA)
Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an... See full summary »

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Mary is a free-spirited young woman with a run-down New York apartment and a high fashion wardrobe. She calls her godmother, a librarian, for bail money after being arrested for throwing an illegal party. To repay the loan, she begins working as a library clerk. At first she hates it, but when challenged decides to master the Dewey Decimal System and become a great library clerk, while romancing a falafel vendor and helping her roommate in his goal to become a professional DJ. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Sassy, savvy and definitely clued-in!

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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9 June 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una chica divertida  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$472,370
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According to Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Eric Stoltz was in the opening party scene but his footage was cut. See more »

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Mary: I would like a nice, powerful, mind-altering substance. Preferably one that will make my unborn children grow gills.
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Spin-off Party Girl (1996) See more »

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House of Love
Written by Kenny G. Lewis and Erick Morillo
Performed by Smooth Touch
Courtesy of Strictly Rhythm Records
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I Wish Parker Posey Would Get More Star Vehicles Like This
12 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Parker Posey flashes her 1,000-kilowatt smile frequently in this film, and your enjoyment of the movie will rely primarily on how smitten you are by Posey's quirky charm.

Count me as a follower. I think Posey is a hoot in everything she's in, incapable of giving an ordinary performance. I have a feeling that in "Party Girl" she plays a variation of herself, but that's just fine with me. She appears in virtually every frame of the film, but the movie isn't much of anything without her, so I welcomed the overdose of Posey.

The script for "Party Girl" feels half-assed, though I did appreciate the existential crisis faced by Posey's character and the shelter she seeks in the Dewey Decimal System as a way of bringing order to her chaotic existence. I wish the screenwriters had taken clever hooks like that further. And the ending had a conventional, all-loose-ends-tied-up quality that would better suit a television sitcom than an out-there indie film.

But none of these faults take anything away from Posey herself, so really, how serious can they be?

Grade: B


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