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The Party (2017)

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Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

Director:

Sally Potter

Writers:

Sally Potter, Walter Donohue (story editor)
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Cast

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Timothy Spall ... Bill
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Janet
Patricia Clarkson ... April
Bruno Ganz ... Gottfried
Cherry Jones ... Martha
Emily Mortimer ... Jinny
Cillian Murphy ... Tom
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Storyline

To celebrate her long-awaited prestigious post as a Shadow Minister for Health and, hopefully, the stepping stone to party leadership, the newly-appointed British opposition politician, Janet, is throwing a party for friends at her London flat. Of course, in this select and intimate soirée, apart from Bill--Janet's self-denying academic husband--a motley crew of elite hand-picked guests have been invited: There's April, the sourly cynical American best friend; her unlikely German husband, Gottfried; there's also Jinny and Martha; and finally, Tom, the smooth banker in the impeccable suit. But inevitably, before dinner is served, the upbeat ambience will shatter to pieces, as festering secrets will start surfacing in this perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again. Written by Nick Riganas

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A comedy of tragic proportions.

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Comedy | Drama

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,396, 18 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$749,827
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2.35 : 1
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Filmed on a West London studio set in two weeks. See more »

Quotes

Janet: It's not fake. It's just sometimes you have to pretend. In order to win.
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References Master Chef (2010) See more »

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SUMMERTIME
Written by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward
Performed by Albert Ayler
Published by Frankie G Songs (ASCAP)
DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund Publishing (ASCAP)
Administered by Songs of SMP (ASCAP), Downtown DLJ Songs (ASCAP)
and Ira Gershwin Music (ASCAP) © 1935 (Renewed)
All rights on behalf of Ira Gershwin Music administered by WB Music Corp.
and Raleigh Music Publishing, LLC d/b/a Steve Peter Music o/b/o Nokawi Music (ASCAP).
Master Recording Courtesy of DA MUSIC
Deutsche Austrophon GmbH&Co.KG (Freedom)
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The cast probably paid for this movie, clearly no budget
23 July 2018 | by DawnOfCreationSee all my reviews

First, it didn't look like a party, second, the dialogue fell short. Too short. I did giggle at times, what is good. Loved the characters but they didn't got the time to get alive on the screen. So it was an below average movie. Nothing to remember about..


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