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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 22 April 2018 (USA)
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When her best friend takes his own life, Liusaidh has to deal with stresses of such a situation.


Karen Gillan


Karen Gillan (screenplay)
4 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Karen Gillan ... Liusaidh
Lee Pace ... Dale
Matthew Beard ... Alistair
Paul Higgins ... Liusaidh's Dad
Siobhan Redmond ... Liusaidh's Mum
Lesley Harcourt ... Sheena
Rachel Jackson ... Donna
Jamie Quinn ... Ben
Matthew Zajac ... Underwear Man
Paul Tinto ... Peter
Kristopher Blair ... Chav Friend
Andrew McAlindon Andrew McAlindon ... Barman
Stephen Nelson Stephen Nelson ... Chip Shop Guy
Erin Mullin Erin Mullin ... Donnas step daughter
Ian Sheepie Smith Ian Sheepie Smith ... Chav Guy


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


Not Rated

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22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tupperware Party 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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Important and Powerful
8 December 2018 | by dogmaticdogsSee all my reviews

This movie is not for everyone. It is about those of us who are outsiders that often feel so dead on the inside we give up on life or seek self destructive behavior to feel alive or human, whether that be through drugs, sex, abusive relationships, risking one's life, intentional infliction of pain, or whatever else makes us feel alive for a moment, or a combination of all of the above, and the devastation it can leave behind. As someone that deals with depression and addiction to self-destructive behavioral patterns, I can tell you this movie was dead on in capturing what it truly feels like, and the impact it has on us and those around us.

For those that don't have such feelings, or know people plagued with them, I am not sure if they will get it. For those of us that do, it is hard not to view this movie as a masterpiece. It was not judgmental, overacted, or built on false assumptions. Rather, it was a brilliant showing of understanding and awareness for those of us that do not often feel understood or valued.

You will not feel good or happy leaving this movie. In fact, it was so realistic and on point it brought me straight to my dark place. However, for a change, I did not feel alone in my blackness, but felt like I was with friends that understood and wanted me to make better choices in life. For that I am grateful this important movie was made.

Absolutely exceptional. And again, I thank all of those involved for taking this so seriously.

I have no idea why IMDB has this movie listed as a comedy. It is a dark movie about depression, emptiness and suicide.

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