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The Anniversary Party (2001)

Love is complex and relationships deteriorate.

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Norizzela Monterroso ...
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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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,533, 10 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,013,506, 19 August 2001
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1.78 : 1
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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 the film Greenberg (2010) that 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 »

Quotes

[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 The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

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Charade
Written by Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer
Performed by Sammy Kaye
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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I saw this movie advertised in France before it opened in the US.
17 October 2005 | by 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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