The Anniversary Party

The Anniversary Party
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Jennifer Jason Leigh - Director/Screenwriter, Alan Cumming - Director/Screenwriter
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Documentary: Sundance Channel: ANATOMY OF A SCENE
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies: Cast & Crew
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Original Website
    • Script-to-Scene Comparison

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Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 06/01/2001
"...Cumming and Leigh cleverly drop clues with scant explanation, only to pick them up later, fully revealed. This technique allows the plot to unravel naturally..."
Variety - 05/21/2001
"...Well observed....All the roles are in good hands..."
Rolling Stone - 05/24/2001
"...A relationship film of bracing laughs....This PARTY probes emotional wounds most Hollywood films dodge..."
New York Times - 06/08/2001
"...An articulate, acutely observant film....The movie has such finely woven performances that the best scenes project a convincing illusion of spontaneity..."
Rolling Stone - 07/05/2001
"...An intimate and compelling study of bruised emotions..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/08/2001
"...Cumming and Leigh, who also co-wrote and directed, bring to their stylish, incisive and compassionate film an immediacy and a bracing snap..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/15/2001
"...It contains several surprisingly powerful performances..."

Product Description:

To celebrate their sixth anniversary, successful novelist Joe Therrian (Alan Cumming) and his wife, famous Hollywood actress Sally (Jennifer Jason Leigh), invite their friends over for a party. Sally and Joe have only recently reconciled after a separation, and the strain in their relationship reveals itself as the party progresses. An especially difficult topic is Joe's casting of trendy young actress Skye Davidson (Gwyneth Paltrow) in a film based on his latest novel--a role that might have gone to Sally. Also present are the Therrians's neurotic friends: the insecure director Mac (John C. Reilly) and his neurotic wife Clair (Jane Adams), movie star Cal Gold (Kevin Kline) and his wife Sophia (Phoebe Cates)--who has given up her career to support their children, and the next door neighbors, who have their own problems. The result is truly a night to remember.

Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming cowrote and codirected THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY, casting their friends in the lead roles, and shooting on digital video to give the film more intimacy and freedom than mainstream Hollywood dramas. Featuring fresh, honest acting from its ensemble and brilliant performances from Leigh and Cumming, THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY is a hilarious look at life and love.

Plot Keywords:

Hollywood | Infidelity | Marriage | Parties | Relationships | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 22,502
  • UPC: 794043539220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.17/lbs (approx)
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