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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 7 December 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)
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Credited cast:
Karen Gillan ... Liusaidh
Lee Pace ... Dale
Matthew Beard ... Alistair
Paul Higgins ... Liusaidh's Dad
Jamie Quinn ... Ben
Lesley Harcourt ... Sheena
Siobhan Redmond ... Liusaidh's Mum
Rachel Jackson ... Donna
Matthew Zajac ... Underwear Man
Paul Tinto ... Peter
Kristopher Blair ... Chav Friend
Stephen Nelson Stephen Nelson ... Chip Shop Guy
Ian Sheepie Smith Ian Sheepie Smith
Andrew McAlindon Andrew McAlindon ... Barman


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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7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

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Tupperware Party See more »

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Lee Pace has previously starred opposite Karen Gillan in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) as Ronan the Accuser. See more »

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The great debut with important message to audience.
10 February 2019 | by karenal-184-940292See all my reviews

"As the world fell...each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy. Me... Or everyone else." This famous quote from Mad Max: Fury Road can be easily applied to the latest Karen Gillan work - "The party is just beginning". Every character(s) in the movie has depression\pain\internal self-destruction process in their own way. It does not matter what gender, age or social status they are. Everyone's - affected. We see, Aliester (played by amazing Matthew Beard ) - guy from Inverness, from bad family, who is astonished by being not understandable by his close friend. But he doesn't even care about those one special person who was always right next to him and support him in every decision he makes. Dale (aka "Ronan the Accuser" aka Lee Pace) - an individual who suffer himself for not being "a man". He can't give his family enough support, therefore he goes to Inverness, to finish his last days. "Happy caller" - is an old man from Inverness, who lost his wife some time ago, and now feels lonely without close person he could talk to. Despite that fact that he has a children's, he is scared to phone them, as for seeing himself as a burden for his family. Everyone from characters above are connected with our main storyteller - Liusaidh (Lucy) played by "Nebula" - Karen Gillan. And I must admit, her performance is stunning. Probably best for all her career. So, we see Inverness through Lucy eyes. Her close friend has abandoned her almost year ago, and now she is on her way of self destruction, although she thinks it is the way how this world works. Actions and decisions she makes are filled with carnal and alcoholic pleasure, caused by helpless of support from her family. As already mentioned, everyone in this movie are victims of depression, and Lucy family aren't exclusion. Both of parents takes mental distance from each other, as the result, their daughter became a victim too. I give a credit to Karen as a Director debut. She has made very meaningful and in the same way sensitive project. Sadly, film represent current situation for many people across the world, who are does not find appropriate support, and trying to run from this world and hide itself down inside of self brain. Anyway, for those who trying to run away from modern pop cultural super heroes and multiverses, please take a look on this one.

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