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The Anniversary Party Reviews

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April 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: C+
April 5, 2006
...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.
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2004
... it's fascinating to search for these characters' hearts under the layers of makeup, denial, disguise, excuses, fantasies, and ego.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 12, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 19, 2003
Leigh and Cumming prove to be adept writers and, like many actors-turned-directors, are excellent at eliciting fine performances from their fellow thespians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 16, 2003
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 | Original Score: B
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
Co-directors Jason Leigh and Cummings have delivered an uncharacteristically smart comedy with surprising dramatic turns and excellent performances across the board.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2002
Focusing on the relationship between Sally and Joe ... The Anniversary Party reveals itself as a devastating parable about love, unfolding much like a stage play.
October 15, 2002
An encouraging sign, both for the potential of low-budget, digital video movie-making and for the potential of talented actors to bring fresh ideas to the other side of the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2002
The Anniversary Party is heartfelt and affected in equal part, the product of actors' occasional desire to be understood as human beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 7, 2002
A caustic but refreshing look at how some intelligence can be scripted into a Hollywood ensemble film if some effort is applied.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 15, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 4, 2001
"The Anniversary Party" ... is an intriguing film that, while not wholly successful, does have several things going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2001
The unfocussed script is in need of substantial revision.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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