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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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Release Date:

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 »


To Let Myself Go
Written by Ane Brun
Performed by Ane Brun
Courtesy of V2 Records
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Nice, Feel Good, Laid Back Movie
10 September 2011 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

People looking for action and thrills should watch another movie. This is for people looking for character driven movies which bring smiles, rather than laughs. Although obviously low budget, everything in the film was quite professional. All the acting was good and the camera-work was equal to any good television series.

Standouts were Vinessa Shaw as real estate Sally St. Claire and Willa Holland as April. I haven't seen either before, but they both presented warm and delightful characters. Richard Gunn as Todd and Erik Smith as Sammy also showed themselves adept at light humor.

I hope that Jason Freeland, the writer-director, gets a chance to do more stuff. He handles this material very well. While there's only a touch of nudity in the film, there is a nice subtle erotic vibe to the film with most scenes centering on some aspect of sexuality.

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