The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

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The film begins with the life of Liusaidh (Karen Gillan), a young Scottish woman living with her parents in the Scottish Highlands. After a recent tragedy, her behavior is reckless, drunken, and often results in brief, casual liaisons. One such fling with a visitor to the town (Lee Pace) results in several other chance occurrences and in turn, begins the tale of three interwoven and still separate life narratives. Written, directed by, and starring Karen Gillan.

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Cast

Karen Gillan
as Liusaidh
Matthew Beard
as Alistair
Paul Higgins
as Liusaidh's Dad

Critic Reviews for The Party's Just Beginning

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Gillan plays her messy, mournful role with unfussy integrity.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie's sneaky theme is anonymity as our 21st century cure-all for the burden of knowing too much and yet wondering if we really know anyone at all.

Dec 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie is wispy and meandering; it doesn't gather power as it goes along.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Gillan's film weaves together both the past and the present, folding situations into each other with an ease that brushes past any initial audience confusion.

Apr 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Showcases Gillan's strengths with performers and atmosphere, and also her bravery with content.

Dec 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

By and large, Gillan clearly showcases a handle on the gig. With this outing, she's established herself as a multi-hyphenate to watch out for.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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