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Come with a Dream. Leave with a Story.
April (age 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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Garden Party" on DVD! Want one?
 (From 31 October 2008, 1:20 AM, PDT)

"Garden Party" on DVD! Want one?
 (From 31 October 2008, 1:20 AM, PDT)

"Garden Party" on DVD! Want one?
 (From 31 October 2008, 1:20 AM, PDT)

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Weak script, acting, direction=Typical STV movie See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tierra Abbott ... Lana

Christopher Allport ... Davey Diamond

Lisa Arturo ... April's Mother
Erik Bragg ... Dirk

Alexander Cendese ... Nathan (as Alex Cendese)

Alesha Rucci ... Adriana (as Alesha Clarke)
Lindley Domingue ... Second Groupie

Fiona Dourif ... Becky

Shelley Dowdy ... Anna

Robert Ellsworth ... Waiter

Carrie Finklea ... Lost Girl

Patrick Fischler ... Anthony
Scott Grossman ... Super Duper

Richard Gunn ... Todd
Jessica Havard ... First Groupie
Jordan Havard ... Wayne
Sonita Henry ... Celine

Willa Holland ... April

Jim Holmes ... Therapist

Tadhg Kelly ... John

Jennifer Lawrence ... Tiff
Griffin Lamfers ... Harry (as Griffin Lemfers)

Kevin Makely ... Andrew

Jason Medwin ... Big Man

Jeffrey R. Newman ... Carlos (as Jeff Newman)

Ross Patterson ... Joey Zane

Jake Richardson ... Kevin

Malea Rose ... Groupie (as Malea Richardson)
Marc Rose ... Counter Guy

Reed Rudy ... Earl (as Reed Edward Rudy)
Scott Seymour ... Neil

Vinessa Shaw ... Sally St. Claire

Erik Smith ... Sammy (as Erik Scott Smith)

Robin Sydney ... Sara

Shelly Varod ... Jasmine

Jim Cody Williams ... Dougie

Lora Kojovic ... Leni
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luka Apt ... Randy (uncredited)

Candice A. Buenrostro ... Bartender (uncredited)
Hugh Douglas ... Friend with Money (uncredited)
Roy Hausmann ... Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
Travis Huff ... Young Hacker (uncredited)
Kylan Kochis ... Drunk Kid (uncredited)

Aaron Jay Rome ... Party Goer / Pool guy (uncredited)
Lola Sanchez ... Clare (uncredited)

Bridgetta Tomarchio ... Lady Luck (uncredited)

Directed by
Jason Freeland 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jason Freeland  written by

Produced by
Jason R. Houston .... line producer (as Jason Houston)
Joseph Middleton .... executive producer
Tim Youd .... producer
Original Music by
John Swihart (music by)
Cinematography by
Robert Benavides (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Daniel R. Padgett 
Casting by
Deanna Brigidi  (as Deanna Brigidi-Stewart)
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Jason Bistarkey 
Art Direction by
Jason Bistarkey 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Birkenbuel 
Costume Design by
Debra LeClair 
Jennifer Levy 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Daranyi .... key makeup artist (as Jennifer Darany)
Stephane Guerineau .... makeup artist
Dawn Mattocks .... makeup artist
Shannon L. Novak .... makeup artist (as Shannon Novak)
Natalia Senina .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kristin Mente .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis Hagney .... first assistant director (as Louis W. Hagney)
Pete Edmond L. Johnson Jr. .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Phillip Bouchard .... lead man
Joshua Flagg .... assistant art director
Joshua Flagg .... set dresser
Steve Grest .... property master
Andrew Trosmans .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Lee Ascher .... sound mixer
Jesse Cairnie .... boom operator
Ted Hamer .... boom operator: pick-up shots
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley artist
Chris Julian Irwin .... foley mixer
Chris Julian .... sound post-production
Iris Karina .... boom operator (as Iris Lohninger)
Mark Linden .... re-recording mixer
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound mixer
Mariel Lohninger .... sound mixer
Tara A. Paul .... re-recording mixer (as Tara Paul)
Harry E. Snodgrass .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Howard Nourmand .... title designer
Mark Chavarria .... stunt coordinator
Frank Torres .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Broussard .... still photographer
Eddie San Chan .... gaffer
Halsey D. Corbin .... electrician (as Halsey D. 'Pigpen' Corbin)
Steve Dietl .... still photographer
Joshua Dinner .... videographer: behind-the-scenes
Emily Eggan .... second assistant camera
Jose Elias Felix .... best boy grip
Will Gordh .... electrician
Brent Hansen .... best boy grip
Michael Holler .... electrician
Justin Lillehei .... grip
Benjamin Longsworth .... second assistant camera
Derek Rasmussen .... best boy grip: additional unit
Sonoko Shimoyama .... additional best boy electric
Laura Vella .... second assistant camera
Sergio Villegas .... best boy electric
Kevin Yoshimitsu .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Deanna Brigidi .... casting associate
Michele Wallin .... casting assistant (as Michele Berumen)
Chimere R. Washington .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Salazar .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Brittany Russell .... assistant editor
Location Management
Jonathan Lynch .... location manager
Music Department
Alethia Austin .... music supervisor
Michael Brake .... music editor
G. Marq Roswell .... music supervisor
Adam Swart .... music supervisor
Elizabeth Wendel .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Tristian Wolf .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Greg Bernstein .... legal services
Nancy Degan .... script supervisor
Marc L. Fusco .... production assistant
Brandon Gonsalves .... production assistant
Nathan Holsey .... production assistant
Andrew Listermann .... production assistant
Ilja Magura .... production coordinator
Jeffrey R. Newman .... stand-in (as Jeff Newman)
Tom Porter .... studio teacher
Danielle Snowdon .... script supervisor
Ryon Lane .... business affairs: lionsgate (uncredited)
Christopher Allport .... in memoriam (as Chris Allport)
Charles Bidwell .... thanks (as Charlie Bidwell)
Maritza Norman .... thanks

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88 min
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Film debut for Jennifer LawrenceSee more »
[first lines]
Davey Diamond:Hey, you need a ride?
April:[shakes her head] 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] Uh.
Davey Diamond:Give me a call. You know your gonna need a friend in this town...
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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Weak script, acting, direction=Typical STV movie, 6 June 2009
Author: Vincent Cadena from Dallas, Tx

I saw this movie basically because I think that Willa Holland is an incredibly lovely young model/actress. I won't give away too much of the plot except to say this is a rip off of P.T. Anderson, Brett Easton Ellis, Mulholland Dr and throw in The OC just because the filmmakers have little imagination an originality of their own. I mean there's not much to give away there aren't any big plot twists. It just occurred to me that if Mystery Science Theater 3000 were still around this would be the perfect movie for them to goof on. This film is about a group of people living in Los Angeles, some of them prostitute themselves, others sell real estate an marijuana, some are musicians and some do nothing. I mean this movie is hilariously bad at times, one of the characters is suppose to be an amazing badass rocker and he makes the Jonas brothers look cool. So like I said in my summary kind of a typical bad straight to video movie, weak acting, direction, cinematography etc. What really gave this movie character is the bad script, it's just so laughable it almost and I repeat almost makes this entertaining in a bad way. It's funny to think that the lead actress worked with Stanley Kubrick and Vinessa Shaw is a good actress, when given the right material. Willa Holland is cute but I can see her doing many more movies like this. Probably the best thing about this confusing movie was the genuinely funny agent, sure the guy is just ripping off Dane Cook and Jeremy Piven but it's not like those two are Deniro or Jim Carrey for that matter. See this movie if you're with some friends and you want to make your own Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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