The Party's Just Beginning (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)




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Movie Info

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.


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

Critic Reviews for The Party's Just Beginning

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

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

April 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.

April 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

far from a vanity project for Gillan - it's a grand entrance for a promising, bold new director.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

There's a real power to the filmmaking here; Gillan is, clearly, a force to be reckoned with.

May 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Bold visual, editing, and musical choices show that despite this being her debut feature, Gillan is a natural storyteller confident in her own style and vision

April 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Told in a heartfelt way with Gillan proving to be a triple threat, The Party's Just Beginning is a love letter to Scotland.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

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