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The Anniversary Party Reviews

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June 21, 2001
An actory movie, with performers gorging on the kind of histrionics an experienced director would put a lid on.
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 22, 2001
The result is something like being stuck at an audition for someone else's play, which you haven't read, won't invest in, and don't care too much about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 15, 2001
Badly organized and self-indulgent.
June 6, 2001
You know how sometimes you tell a story, and you think it's really funny, but no one else gets it? Well, guess you had to be there. Tell that story for about two hours and you have The Anniversary Party.
June 22, 2001
This film is monumentally annoying.
June 13, 2001
convenient confessions, extraneous crises, and unearned emotionalism
July 1, 2001
Unless a movie set in Hollywood is as good as "Sunset Boulevard" or "The Player," it's hard not to wish the filmmakers had chosen a more imaginative locale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2001
Good performances, but basically an exercise in self-indulgence.
June 24, 2001
The problem with The Anniversary Party is that it doesn't seem to have an audience in mind.
| Original Score: C-
June 22, 2001
Doesn't have the depth or emotional resonance of a picture such as The Big Chill, mainly because we never feel for the characters.
May 23, 2001
What crashes Party's potentially freewheeling sense of merriment is the choice by Cumming and Leigh to shoot it in DV.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 21, 2002
Unfortunately, more often than not it settles for the bright Yuppie banter ... you would expect of this bunch of characters.
July 2, 2002
It feels like watered-down Robert Altman when it is intended to be a bitter, stiff drink.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 13, 2002
A movie [made] for the express purpose of showing off a lot of other talented actors, and unfortunately, there's not much of a purpose beyond that.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2001
Such an array of acting talent is trapped in such a mess of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2001
The party's over a lot earlier than the distracted hosts appear to realize.
June 6, 2001
An exercise in what it critiques -- the self-involvement and self-dramatization of performers.
June 7, 2001
Comes out looking a lot like the standard, self-indulgent actor's film.
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