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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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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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Come with a Dream. Leave with a Story.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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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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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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How Can I Apply
Written by John Douglas, Paul Livingston, and Francis Reader
Performed by Trash Can Sinatras
Courtesy of Picnic Records Ltd. and Bobame Records
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Weak script, acting, direction=Typical STV movie
6 June 2009 | by vince_cadenaSee all my reviews

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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