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The Party (2017)

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Janet hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.

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To celebrate her long-awaited prestigious post as a Shadow Minister for Health and, hopefully, the stepping stone to party leadership, the newly-appointed British opposition politician, Janet, is throwing a party for friends at her London flat. Of course, in this select and intimate soirée, apart from Bill--Janet's self-denying academic husband--a motley crew of elite hand-picked guests have been invited: There's April, the sourly cynical American best friend; her unlikely German husband, Gottfried; there's also Jinny and Martha; and finally, Tom, the smooth banker in the impeccable suit. But inevitably, before dinner is served, the upbeat ambience will shatter to pieces, as festering secrets will start surfacing in this perfect domestic war-zone. Undoubtedly, after this night, things will never be the same again. Written by Nick Riganas

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In real life, from 2010 through 2012, Timothy Spall battled cancer. He returned to work at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony as Winston Churchill after getting the all clear. See more »

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Gottfried: Western medicine is voodoo.
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Performed by Osvaldo Pugliese
Written by Alfredo Belvilaqua
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Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Incredibly competent
1 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Congratulations are in order for the hostess of a London drinks party, but the guests aren't comfortable. And there's a gun.

Fantastic cast, big issues, weak dialogue, poor characterisation, nicely shot, well edited. And the ambient music is enjoyable.

Disappointed. The situation is tightly wound, but fizzles out in unreal conflicts with zero humour - apart from the snappy end twist. The obvious source for laughs is the sore-thumb banker, but he's just a ball of sweaty nerves and passes up the opportunity for good lines when trying to dispose of the gun. Every character is a place holder for particular attitudes that do not define a human being.

It's short, and many people have praised it. For me, it was slight and not well developed. Grrr.


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