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Garden Party (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 May 2008 (USA)
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April (age 15) is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve nudity, and falls in with a group of confused kids chasing their dreams. The black widow in the web is the sexy, pot-dealing Sally.

Director:

Jason Freeland

Writer:

Jason Freeland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tierra Abbott ... Lana
Christopher Allport ... Davey Diamond
Lisa Arturo ... April's Mother
Erik Bragg Erik Bragg ... Dirk
Alexander Cendese ... Nathan (as Alex Cendese)
Alesha Rucci ... Adriana (as Alesha Clarke)
Lindley Domingue Lindley Domingue ... Second Groupie
Fiona Dourif ... Becky
Shelley Dowdy ... Anna
Robert Ellsworth ... Waiter
Carrie Finklea ... Lost Girl
Patrick Fischler ... Anthony
Scott Grossman Scott Grossman ... Super Duper
Richard Gunn ... Todd
Jessica Havard Jessica Havard ... First Groupie
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Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that doesn't involve taking off her clothes. As April navigates Los Angeles, she falls in with a group of confused kids struggling to chase their dreams. The black widow at the center of this web is a sexy, pot-dealing realtor named Sally St. Clair. Anyone who gets too close falls victim to her kinky entanglements. For some it goes bad, for other worse. Written by Lookout Films

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Come with a Dream. Leave with a Story.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

Final film for Christopher Allport, who was killed in a skiing accident before its release. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Davey Diamond: Hey, you need a ride?
April: [shakes her head] No.
Davey Diamond: I'm Davey Diamond. You're sitting on my face. Turn around, that's me, see? Good lookin' guy, right? You need an apartment, I can help you with that, I'll find you a gem. That's my motto, I'll find you a gem, you get it, "diamond", gem?
April: [starts walking away] Uh.
Davey Diamond: Give me a call. You know your gonna need a friend in this town...
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Connections

References Making the Band (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Alright
Written by Todd Park Mohr (as Todd Mohr)
Performed by Big Head Todd and The Monsters (as Big Head Todd & The Monsters)
Courtesy of Giant Records
By Arrangement with WMG Film & TV Licensing
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Nice, Feel Good, Laid Back Movie
10 September 2011 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

People looking for action and thrills should watch another movie. This is for people looking for character driven movies which bring smiles, rather than laughs. Although obviously low budget, everything in the film was quite professional. All the acting was good and the camera-work was equal to any good television series.

Standouts were Vinessa Shaw as real estate Sally St. Claire and Willa Holland as April. I haven't seen either before, but they both presented warm and delightful characters. Richard Gunn as Todd and Erik Smith as Sammy also showed themselves adept at light humor.

I hope that Jason Freeland, the writer-director, gets a chance to do more stuff. He handles this material very well. While there's only a touch of nudity in the film, there is a nice subtle erotic vibe to the film with most scenes centering on some aspect of sexuality.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,876, 13 July 2008

Gross USA:

$21,886

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,886
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Company Credits

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Lookout Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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