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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 December 2018 (Canada)
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When her best friend takes his own life, Liusaidh has to deal with stresses of such a situation.

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Karen Gillan

Writer:

Karen Gillan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Gillan ... Liusaidh
Lee Pace ... Dale
Matthew Beard ... Alistair
Paul Higgins ... Liusaidh's Dad
Siobhan Redmond ... Liusaidh's Mum
Jamie Quinn ... Ben
Rachel Jackson ... Donna
Lesley Harcourt ... Sheena
Daniela Nardini
Julie Graham
Ralph Riach ... The Caller
Paul Tinto ... Peter
David McKay David McKay ... Alistair's Dad
Duncan Brown Duncan Brown ... Andrew
Joe Cassidy Joe Cassidy ... Carer
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In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careering off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year. Written by AnonymousB

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Comedy | Drama

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This film is not Karen Gillan's directorial debut. It was the short film Coward (2015) which made its European debut at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2015. This is however her first feature-length film. See more »

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not just another Doctor companion...
15 December 2018 | by friedmanmsSee all my reviews

Ms. Gillam is another example of those rare and irritating people who possess not only looks but brains and, most rarely, talent and cinematic vision.

Her debut film is simple, stark, funny, wrenching and lovely.

I saw it a few days ago and it remains a soul worm.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (Canada) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,770, 9 December 2018

Gross USA:

$4,145

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,371
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