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Garden Party (2008)

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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 »


That's the Way We Get By
Written by Josh Grier
Performed by Spoon
Courtesy of Merge Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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I have bad taste and I enjoyed it
27 February 2009 | by (East Bay, CA) – See all my reviews

I have a habit of liking movies with low production value due to their craptasticness.

There is nothing about this movie that is good except for the fact that it tries so hard with its worn out stereotypes and shoestring budget. The movie doesn't portray reality or LA at all. Yet, in all its cheesiness, I found myself smiling. The scenes with Ross Patterson as Joey Zane are really funny. He's trying so hard and it shows.

The movie itself goes nowhere and ends where it starts: without any crescendo or plot succession. I guess these people are older and perhaps wiser, but I doubt it.

I give this movie a 7 for its bad dialogue, tired portrayals of artists, and quotes like, "I don't go to school. I'm a musician." If you like cheese and have a couple minutes to waste, this may be the movie for you.

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