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The Anniversary Party (2001)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cumming ... Joe Therrian
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sally Therrian
Otis ... Himself (as Otis the Dog)
Steven Freedman Steven Freedman ... Yoga Instructor
Norizzela Monterroso Norizzela Monterroso ... America
Clara Demedrano Clara Demedrano ... Rosa
John Benjamin Hickey ... Jerry Adams
Parker Posey ... Judy Adams
Phoebe Cates ... Sophia Gold
Kevin Kline ... Cal Gold
Owen Kline ... Jack Gold
Greta Kline Greta Kline ... Evie Gold
Denis O'Hare ... Ryan Rose
Mina Badie ... Monica Rose
Jane Adams ... Clair Forsyth
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aniversário de Casamento See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Kevin Kline and Gwyneth Paltrow; and two Oscar nominees: John C. Reilly and Jennifer Jason Leigh. See more »

Goofs

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

Cal Gold: [pointing to his nostrils] These are not the windows to the soul,
[pointing to his eyes]
Cal Gold: these are.
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Connections

References Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) See more »

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Did You Ever See A Lassie
Performed by Alan Cumming
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I saw this movie advertised in France before it opened in the US.
17 October 2005 | by Lee EisenbergSee 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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