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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

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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

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Karen Gillan (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karen Gillan ... Liusaidh
Lee Pace ... Dale
Paul Higgins ... Liusaidh's Dad
Matthew Beard ... Alistair
Siobhan Redmond ... Liusaidh's Mum
Jamie Quinn ... Ben
Lesley Harcourt ... Sheena
Rachel Jackson ... Donna
Paul Tinto ... Peter
Matthew Zajac ... Underwear Man
Kristopher Blair
Stephen Nelson ... Chip Shop Guy
Andrew McAlindon Andrew McAlindon ... Barman
Ian Sheepie Smith Ian Sheepie Smith
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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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22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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After production was completed on the film, Karen Gillan flew back to America to begin filming her scenes in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) which she returns in the role of Nebula from Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). The actress took a photo for her official Instragram account of her on the plane flying back to the United States. See more »

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An assured debut from Karen Gillan
27 February 2018 | by ilovegod-45956See all my reviews

I'm not going to spoil anything here, but I will say that Karen Gillan's "The Party's Just Beginning" isn't a perfect film. There's a lot of stuff going on and not all of it gets a resolution. But it's still very well acted (Gillan's best performance yet), well written, and beautifully directed. It's a very confident debut and Gillan's voice really shines through.

I've seen reviews angry at the film, saying that it "exploits" people who identify as transgender or that she "exploits" suicide, which I think is just ridiculous. I really believe that all of that is just down to the fact that Gillan tried to include a lot of different topics and themes in this film. Some are included unsuccessfully, and the film can feel a bit overstuffed, but in my opinion, most of the themes have a good pay off.

Without spoiling anything, I can say that The Party's Just Beginning is an incredibly assured debut. It's got a strong cast, a socially relevant, poignant, and funny script, and even when it doesn't land every punch, The Party's Just Beginning is still an admirable, emotional, and immensely enjoyable directorial debut that marks Karen Gillan as an actor and a director to watch. 9 out of 10.


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