The Party's Over (2001)



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Actors and political activists come together to take a long, hard look at the State of the Union during the 2000 U.S. Presidential election in this documentary, a follow-up to 1993's The Last Party, in which actor Robert Downey Jr. followed the 1992 presidential campaign. In The Last Party 2000, with Robert Downey Jr. unavailable due to drug convictions (he does make a brief appearance, and his legal problems as well as the current state of American drug laws are discussed), Philip Seymour … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Aug 17, 2004
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The breadth of subjects covered precludes any response other than nebulous discontent.

Full Review… | October 31, 2003
Boston Globe
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Ending well before 9/11, the film may offer a quaint enough portrait of politics as usual at the turn of the new century, though one that hardly seems helpful in the face of the world's new realities.

Full Review… | October 30, 2003
New York Times
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Apart from the obvious problem that findings from this period are already dated, the scatter-shot approach of filmmakers Donovan Leitch and Rebecca Chaiklin gives too many issues too little time.

October 30, 2003
New York Post
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If it accomplishes anything at all -- and it's dubious -- The Party's Over proves what a fragmentalized, incompetent and inarticulate thing the Left in this country has become.

Full Review… | October 30, 2003
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Highly entertaining and thought-provoking, but also frustrating -- which, ultimately, might be the point.

Full Review… | October 30, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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Those seeking anything resembling a real discussion of the issues had best seek elsewhere.

Full Review… | October 29, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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