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Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  30 May 2008 (USA)
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April (15) is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve nudity, and falls in with a group of confused kids chasing their dreams. The black widow in the web is the sexy, pot-dealing Sally.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Davey Diamond
April's Mother
Erik Bragg ...
Nathan (as Alex Cendese)
Adriana (as Alesha Clarke)
Lindley Domingue ...
Second Groupie
Lost Girl
Scott Grossman ...
Super Duper
Jessica Havard ...
First Groupie


Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve taking off her clothes. As April navigates Los Angeles, she falls in with a group of confused kids struggling to chase their dreams. The black widow at the center of this web is a sexy, pot-dealing realtor named Sally St. Clair. Anyone who gets too close falls victim to her kinky entanglements. For some it goes bad, for other worse. Written by Lookout Films

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Come with a Dream. Leave with a Story.




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30 May 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Вечеринка в саду  »

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$10,876 (USA) (11 July 2008)


$19,853 (USA) (18 July 2008)

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[first lines]
Davey Diamond: Hey, you need a ride?
April: [head shake no]
Davey Diamond: I'm Davey Diamond. You're sitting on my face. Turn around, that's me, see? Good lookin' guy, right? You need an apartment, I can help you with that, I'll find you a gem. That's my motto, I'll find you a gem, you get it, "diamond", gem?
April: [starts walking away]
Davey Diamond: Give me a call. You know your gonna need a friend in this town...
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References Making the Band (2000) See more »


My Heart
Written by Douglas Shaw, Tom Mgrdichian, and Teddy Castellucci (as Teddy Castelluci)
Performed by Christian Davis
Courtesy of Tunesworks, Inc.
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Enjoyable but Pointless Stories in LA
20 March 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The teenager April (Willa Holland) arrives in Los Angeles expecting to find a job and she stays at her lesbian cousin's home. Sammy (Erik Scott Smith) is a talented homeless singer, musician and composer that meets a guy that offers an opportunity to him to become a pop star. Nathan (Alex Cendese) is a young gay that has come to Los Angeles expecting to be a dancer but works as secretary of the real state agent Sally St. Claire (Vinessa Shaw). Todd (Richard Gunn) is an artist that neglects his girlfriend and spends most of his time in porn sites. Their lives are entwined when the pornographer Anthony (Patrick Fischler) meets Nathan and April in a bar and he offers two-thousand dollars to take nude pictures of them. Nathan befriends Sammy on the street. Sally hires April to work in her office with Nathan. And Sally dates Todd and finds that there are pictures of her in Internet.

"Garden Party" is a film with enjoyable but pointless stories in LA. The characters are likable but the neither the characters and nor the situations are well developed. The one-dimensional characters are shallow and the story goes nowhere. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): Not Available

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