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Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 May 2008 (USA)
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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.

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Jason Freeland

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tierra Abbott ... Lana
Christopher Allport ... Davey Diamond
Lisa Arturo ... April's Mother
Erik Bragg Erik Bragg ... Dirk
Alexander Cendese ... Nathan (as Alex Cendese)
Alesha Rucci ... Adriana (as Alesha Clarke)
Lindley Domingue Lindley Domingue ... Second Groupie
Fiona Dourif ... Becky
Shelley Dowdy ... Anna
Robert Ellsworth ... Waiter
Carrie Finklea ... Lost Girl
Patrick Fischler ... Anthony
Scott Grossman Scott Grossman ... Super Duper
Richard Gunn ... Todd
Jessica Havard Jessica Havard ... First Groupie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Come with a Dream. Leave with a Story.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вечеринка в саду See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,876, 13 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,853, 20 July 2008
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Company Credits

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Lookout Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film for Christopher Allport, who was killed in a skiing accident before its release. See more »

Quotes

[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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References Making the Band (2000) See more »

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Insistor
Written by Josh Grier
Performed by Tapes 'n Tapes
Courtesy of XL Recordings Limited
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Loved it despite the bad reviews
22 August 2009 | by BernardoLimaSee all my reviews

Garden Party tells us the story of several individuals, all of them living in L.A.We have a homeless boy musically gifted,a 15 year old girl raised by questionable parents,a young gay men only now figuring out who he is and what he wants in life and a sexy and successful real estate agent with a not so bright past who has a soft spot for losers. This are the main characters. Also part of the story are a rich pervert and a sleazy photographer. What do most of this characters have in common? A dream or a certain ambition but also lack of money...due to this fact they find themselves hanging out with the wrong crowd or doing things they never thought they would.Eventually their paths cross.I really enjoyed this film, maybe it was my fascination for L.A. or my appetite for Indies... I'm not sure but I thought it was great. Very original script and the acting was great,despite most of the cast being somewhat unknown.Willa Holland who's probably the best known actress in this cast gave a subtle performance but she is one to watch. The soundtrack was also very interesting. I loved the film, it felt incredible refreshing and I would definitely recommend this movie regardless of the low rating it has on this website.

7.5/10


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