The Party

The Party

DVD - 2018
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"In Sally Potter's new comedy The Party, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband Bill ((Timothy Spall) seems preoccupied. Janet's acerbic best friend April (Patricia Clarkson) arrives and others follow--some with their own dramatic news to share--but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soirée, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay"--Container.
Alternative Title: Party (Motion picture : 2017)
Publisher: Santa Monica : Lions Gate Entertainment Inc., [2018]
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 71 min.) : sound, black & white; 4 3/4 in.
DVD video,4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital
widescreen (2.35:1)
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Mar 07, 2019

Concise, tough, worth seeing. Black and white, which makes it edgier. Seven masterful actors and a beautifully made play.

Feb 18, 2019

I did not expect to like this film as much as I did, even though I love Kirsten Scott Thomas and Timothy Pall!! I thought it would be sort of like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" which was sort of a bloodbath, but although it had its sharp edges, I found it very compelling! I loved that it was in black and white, which took one back to earlier times. I found this a very dramatic, theatrical movie relying on the ensemble cast in a very tight locale of a few room flat in England. The rondelez effect of action happening simultaneously in different rooms made for heightened tension, as different groups of characters confronted what they thought was or had been or might be the situations at hand. Very deft acting, direction, sound, etc.,etc. With a surprise ending that leaves one guessing! 5 stars

Jan 13, 2019

I don’t really like this film. I love all the actors and had high hopes for Sally Potter. This is pretentious, self-absorbed and boring. I don’t understand the choice for black and white. Turned it off after 20 minutes.

Dec 29, 2018

The cover describes this as a “crisp and energetic comedy”. We watched an almost catatonic Timothy Spall, two women being sarcastic with each other, one guy getting high and no laughs. This was after being forced to sit through almost ten minutes of previews and, it’s in black and white. Not finding anything remotely funny, ejected it.

sit_walk Oct 29, 2018

Razor sharp wit, dark humour, and a breakneck pace. Love it! (Also awesome soundtrack.)

Oct 09, 2018

Humorous and honest at the same time.

Oct 05, 2018

This film is very character driven and some are more unlikable then others. I didn't love it or hate it and I liked the interesting plot twist at the end. it's in b&w and at first I didn't like that but I got used to it.

Sep 23, 2018

This dramatic comedy film is about Jane, a woman who is hosting a professional and fancy evening in order to announce her political debut. But, as her guests arrive and her husband drops a bomb, the night turns into fighting, anger, and violence. To me, the movie felt awfully short and like it was quickly rushed to an ending, making it hard to follow along and leaving you feeling like you just watched people have a conversation for an hour. The humour was somewhat lost, but it was in fact a fairly sophisticated film. I would rate this movie 3.5/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

This film keeps you interested from beginning to end. The acting is phenomenal, the directing is beautiful, and the writing is amazing. Definitely worth your time.

Jun 30, 2018

Sort of odd, a bit slow, but very strong performances (Ganz was my favorite). Nice soundtrack, as well.

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