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The Anniversary Party (2001)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  23 May 2001 (France)
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Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

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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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Drama | Comedy

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

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23 May 2001 (France)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,013,506 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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To raise money for the production, Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh attempted to sell photographs of their own hoax wedding to tabloid newspapers. 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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[Sophia enters speaking in horrified disbelief]
Sophia Gold: Oh my God! America just told me that the *neighbors* are coming!
Sally Nash: And here they are!
Sophia Gold: Oh! And she was just saying how happy you were to finally have them over! Because the two of you are so... introspective and shy. Should have done it ages ago, basically.
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References Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) See more »

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Requiem for Sally & Joe
Written by Michael Panes
Performed by Michael Panes
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I saw this movie advertised in France before it opened in the US.
17 October 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I guess that every once in a while, there has to be a movie about people's relationships about to blow up in everyone's faces - especially if it's about Hollywood. "The Anniversary Party" is one such movie. It has Joe Therrian (Alan Cummings) and Sally Nash (Jennifer Jason Leigh) throwing a party in their Hollywood Hills house and inviting various friends. As the party continues, it begins more and more to look like everything is about to collapse.

This was an okay, if routine, flick. The aspect that really stands out (for me at least) is that real-life couple Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates co-star with their real-life son and daughter. Other cast members include John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Parker Posey. Nothing significant in cinema history, but acceptable.


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