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The Anniversary Party (2001)

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Celebrity couple Joe and Sally Therrian are going through yet another rough stage in their six-year marriage: while Joe's novels have been climbing higher and higher on the best-seller lists, Sally's film career has been steadily sinking into oblivion. Joe's been given the rights to cast and direct the screenplay of his latest book, but rather than resurrect Sally's career by casting her in the lead role, he's given it to Sally's rival, Skye Davidson. Even worse, he's invited Skye to their anniversary bash. Will the marriage, or anything else for that matter, survive the party? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's not a party until something gets broken.

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Rated R for language, drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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29 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aniversário de Casamento  »

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$158,533 (USA) (8 June 2001)

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$4,013,506 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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Part of the story line involves the husband of the actress played by Jennifer Jason Leigh becoming infatuated with the younger actress who is starring in the film he wrote. This somewhat foreshadowed the divorce of Jennifer Jason Leigh and Noah Baumbach and his eventual partnership with Greta Gerwig, whom he met when she starred in a film he and Leigh wrote together. See more »

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After Judy throws the diving sticks into the pool, several guests jump in, including a shirtless Joe. In the next shot, Joe is on the grass, wearing his shirt and dry. See more »

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Mac Forsyth: You don't have any clothes on.
Clair Forsyth: How nice for everyone.
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Written by Mike Pratt (as Michael Pratt)
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Flawed, but brilliant moments make it unforgettable
25 August 2002 | by (Acadiana) – See all my reviews

A wonderful ensemble piece starring many fine actors, The Anniversary Party delves deep into the ties that bind us together. But the second act is an unflinching look at how we tear ourselves apart. While it has some flaws, I found it hit its marks more often than not. The Altmanesque flow of the movie was almost pitch perfect and never got in the way of the story. There is tension between almost all of the principles and it is often the cover-your-eyes-but-look-through-your-fingers type. I found most of the relationships to be as flawed and messy as the real ones (mine at least). Sure, there's an extraneous scene or two (the near drowning scene comes immediately to mind) and they don't set up the ending that well, but I was happy to forgive the warts to get a close look at compelling relationships.


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