The Anniversary Party Reviews

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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.
March 10, 2003
March 22, 2002
January 15, 2002
July 27, 2001
Too formlessly turgid.
June 26, 2001
The acting is what makes this picture worth framing.
June 25, 2001
The best thing that one can say about The Anniversary Party is that it raises more questions about its central characters than it can possibly answer -- which may weaken it as a drama but not as a search for truth.
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.
June 22, 2001
What distinguishes The Anniversary Party from the movies/lives that inspired it is the dead-on quality of much of the writing and acting.
June 22, 2001
If digital looks like this and makes it possible for such funny and intimate chamber pieces to come into existence, then bring on the digital movies.
June 22, 2001
The kind of movie only the people starring in it could love.
June 22, 2001
The film has a marvelous cast, and everyone is in fine form.
June 22, 2001
Never less than entertaining and often much, much more.
June 22, 2001
A textbook example of why actors sometimes should just act.
June 22, 2001
A cool and intelligent look at a lifestyle where smart people are required to lead their lives according to dumb rules.
June 22, 2001
Isn't what you'd call a probing film, but it's a slick and savvy one.
June 21, 2001
Smart and edgy.
June 21, 2001
A classic guilty pleasure.
June 21, 2001
Has a loose, improvisatory feel that rings true.
June 15, 2001
Badly organized and self-indulgent.
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