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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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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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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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Connections

References Making the Band (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

When You Love Somebody
Written by Eric D. Johnson
Performed by Fruit Bats (as The Fruitbats)
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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No action and no goal.
21 August 2015 | by JÄnis LocisSee all my reviews

Even the rating of 5.7 for this film is a little too much. It is very poorly made as there is no premise, no action and no goal. Just a mixture of showing completely irrelevant characters living their lives, without much action. I almost felt that it was a horrible attempt of trying to compare itself to Pulp Fiction, of course was nowhere close to the classic.

I wonder why is the movie called ''Garden Party'', yes, there was a garden party, which was only showed for like 30 seconds and was absolutely irrelevant to the film. Because of the song that kid made? Anyways, not enough to name the movie after that.

Since it failed to make me care about the characters, i could not find it appealing to me in any way and got bored very quickly. This movie is only 88 minutes and that just shows you, that no matter how short the movie is it can be extremely boring if there is no action and no goal.

The script is just weak, hence making the characters not look good even if they were not performing horribly. Anyways, dull conversations, no goal, no action, weak plot - boring.


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