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The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

When her best friend takes his own life, Liusaidh has to deal with stresses of such a situation.

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Credited cast:
... Liusaidh
... Dale
... Alistair
... Liusaidh's Dad
... Liusaidh's Mum
... Ben
... Donna
... Peter
... Underwear Man
... Chip Shop Guy
Paul Ellard ... Christmas Bingo caller
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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Karen Gillan explained to Screen that she was forced to change the original title of the film. "The title is currently in limbo", she said. "Basically we had a title [Tupperware Party] and then realized that it was a brand name. That's actually the name of the company that makes those tubs, so currently we're deciding on a new title. I'm kind of digging the idea that we have to figure out a new title. I do believe that obstacles in creative situations often result in a better idea so I'm hoping that's the case here!" See more »

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An assured debut from Karen Gillan
27 February 2018 | by See 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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