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Party Girl (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  9 June 1995 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Derrick
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Leo
Donna Mitchell ...
Rene
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Nigel
Omar Townsend ...
Mustafa
Sasha von Scherler ...
Lum Chang Pang ...
Policeman
Elizabeth Beer ...
Hi-Tech Falafel Vendor
Richard Topol ...
Hannah Buff
C. Francis Blackchild ...
Wanda
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Tough Guy (as Johnny Ventimiglia)
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Wendell Daughtery ...
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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)  »

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$150,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$472,370 (USA)
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On June 3, 1995, it became the first feature film to be shown in its entirety on the Internet through Glenn Fleishman's Point of Presence Company (POPCO). Parker Posey appeared live in the POPCO offices to introduce the film and welcome Internet viewers. See more »

Quotes

Derrick: And he looked in my eyes and he said "I don't understand you." Isn't that amazing, that he saw how complex I am?
Mary: Maybe he just didn't understand you.
Derrick: What do you mean?
Mary: You said he didn't understand English very well. Maybe he just... didn't understand you.
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Perfect Posey Fun!
17 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a delightful, light hearted look at both sides of where the "club kid" rave scene blends with the New York art, music and performance art worlds (with a cameo by the omnipresent Miss Bunny). This is "Torch Song Trilogy" for the perky-post-teen girls. "That Girl" for our disaffected, affected millennium times.

The dialogue is fast and funny, and Parker Posey's costumer deserves - if not an academy award, at least - a stadium "wave" of kudos.

Of course, this film rests on the very stylish platform heels of Miss Posey, and she is perfectly cast. Like a lot of her acting work, it may not be very deep, it is often self-referential and, well, posey... but it all WORKS. She is a talented comedienne, an incredible entertainer, and this film entertains, she carries it on her shoulders like a faux leopard wrap, and never lets it drop to the floor.

Mary is a superficial party fashionista who isn't above stealing designer clothing from a friend's closet or making out with someone else's boyfriend. On a deeper level, this is a story of a girl and her friends who are care-less in every sense of the word, including about other people; and the process of learning that caring is necessary to life.

The script is beautifully crafted, witty, and the only performance that disappoints is the Aunt, in a role that was much too one-dimensional and heavy handed; a more nuanced performance from her, would have deepened the relationship between the two... but... hey... this is comedy. A surprisingly deep role, that gives this film some substance and world vision, is the fallafel selling boyfriend. We should all be so lucky... is he the one for Mary? or the one that gets away?

I rate this as a 8 because it isn't a great moment of film history, it is not a classic, and it is not great art (all of which get deeper and richer on re-viewing). Like "Desperately Seeking Susan" it represents something very true about it's time period, but may become irrelevant with time. Still, it has everything an entertaining film needs, and is worth viewing several times for the clothes alone!


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