The Anniversary Party (2001)

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Critic Consensus: This Party features a killer cast and many funny scenes, but the movie feels like nothing more than an excuse for the actors to emote.


Movie Info

Taking place over the course of one night, The Anniversary Party is a serio-comic, sometimes scathing inspection of a group of friends. Joe and Sally Therrian have a party to celebrate several important junctures in their marriage: their sixth anniversary, their decision to start a family and their reconciliation after a yearlong separation. They have invited their closest friends, their past and current temptations, and (to avoid a lawsuit) their contentious neighbors. An unexpected gift sends … More

Rating: R (for language, drug use and nudity)
Genre: Drama , Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jennifer Jason Leigh , Alan Cumming
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2002
Box Office: $3.0M
Runtime:
Fine Line Features - Official Site

Cast


as Joe Therrian

as Skye Davidson

as Cal Gold

as Sophia Gold

as Clair Forsyth

as Mac Forsyth

as Judy Adams

as Ryan Rose

as Monica Rose

as Gina Taylor

as Sanford Jewison

as Levi Panes

as Yoga Instructor

as Jack Gold

as Evie Gold

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest

as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for The Anniversary Party

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (35)

Too formlessly turgid.

Full Review… | July 27, 2001
New York Observer
Top Critic

As first film, it suffers from problems of most movies directed by actors: Big emotional scenes and indulgent acting, but it has some moments of truth

Full Review… | April 20, 2006
EmanuelLevy.Com

...because Cumming and Leigh avoid most (though not all) of the easy choices common to first-time writers and directors, the movie stays on the right side of entertaining.

Full Review… | April 5, 2006
DVDJournal.com

... it's fascinating to search for these characters' hearts under the layers of makeup, denial, disguise, excuses, fantasies, and ego.

Full Review… | December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Intenso e fascinante, o filme se apóia inteiramente no imenso talento de seu elenco e é recompensado com atuações absolutamente irretocáveis - e é claro que a dupla de diretores merece créditos por isto.

October 12, 2003
Cinema em Cena

A raw yet relaxed film buff's film... a wittier, recast version of one of your own dinner parties, with enough high drama to keep the guests talking for quite a while.

Full Review… | January 16, 2003
Entertainment Today

Audience Reviews for The Anniversary Party

I really liked it the first time I saw it. Not so much the second time.

mjgildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

½

This is what happens when you let just anyone direct films...films like these.

EbertsLittleApprentice
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

½

There's something quite unusual about this movie. It's like the Big Chill for the new millenium.

SunilJawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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