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The Anniversary Party (2001)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  23 May 2001 (France)
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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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23 May 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Aniversário de Casamento  »

Box Office

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

Gross:

$4,013,506 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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The part of Otis, Joe and Sally's dog was played by Jennifer Jason Leigh's own pet dog. See more »

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