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The Anniversary Party (2001)

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

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Sally Therrian
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Steven Freedman ...
Yoga Instructor
Norizzela Monterroso ...
America
Clara Demedrano ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$4,013,506 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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Trivia

The actors all wrote their own speeches for the toast scene, with the exception of Gwyneth Paltrow's, which was scripted. (according to the featurette on the DVD). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mac Forsyth: You don't have any clothes on.
Clair Forsyth: How nice for everyone.
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Connections

References Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) See more »

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Comin' Home Baby
Written by Bob Dorough / Ben Tucker
Performed by Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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If you like Robert Altman films...
9 March 2007 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

If you like Robert Altman films, you should take a look at this film. It's much like an Altman film, with its use of naturalistic dialogue, subtle humor, and a wide spectrum of characters which feel like real people, in simple, believable situations. But it's tidier than an Altman film. It still could use a little trimming, I think, but in general it doesn't have as many rough edges as a film like "A Wedding".

Here's an excerpt from Roger Ebert's review, which could very well be a comment about an Altman movie: "The appeal of the film is largely voyeuristic. We learn nothing we don't already more or less know, but the material is covered with such authenticity and unforced natural conviction that it plays like a privileged glimpse into the sad lives of the rich and famous. We're like the neighbors who are invited. Leigh and Cumming co-wrote and co-directed, and are confident professionals who don't indulge their material or themselves. This isn't a confessional home movie, but a cool and intelligent look at a lifestyle where smart people are required to lead their lives according to dumb rules."


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