#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Janet (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) 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.
Plot: Various individuals think they’re coming together for a party in a private home, but a series of revelations results in a huge crisis that throws their belief systems – and their values – into total disarray.
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I was hoping and expecting something that was a little bit like Mike Leigh’s masterpiece Abigail’s party. Believe me, Abigail’s party is 90 out of 100 but this is 0 out of 100. My other half said she would be generous and give it 1 out of 10 because she liked the fireplace in the house. Interestingly it has been given rave reviews by most critics including Bradshaw in the Guardian and Kermode in the Observer. Once again their credibility must be shot by over praising this ghastly and boring fiasco. Rarely has the phrase “The Emperor’s New Clothes” seemed more appropriate. Tara Brady in the Irish Times is one of the few, along with the Sunday Times and a site called Little White Lies, among professional critics who got it totally right by saying “this is still just a bad , bad play”. If you look more closely it’s possible to see that many ordinary punters have slammed it as well. As of today jan 7th, 2018 it’s popularity in IMDb seems to be nose diving quite justifiably as people realise that the critics have got it wrong and this movie in an atrocious turkey and an embarrassment to the talented cast
Abigail’s (Labour) Party
A 71-minute movie in black-and-white seems a rather poor return on the price of a cinema ticket these days. The Party is a theatrical comedy – it would have to be half of a double bill on stage or perhaps better suited to a TV play. It’s like a middle-class upgrading of THE ROYLE FAMILY relocated to somewhere like Hampstead or Swiss Cottage.
MP Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting a drinks do to celebrate becoming a Shadow Minister (from sarcasm at Thatcher’s expense we can safely infer that she is Labour). Her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) is weirded out after some bad news at the hospital. First guests to arrive are their best friend Patricia Clarkson (in uber-bitch overdrive) and partner Bruno Ganz, then a lesbian couple, then manic coke-snorting Cillian Murphy (at his dishiest), whose wife – though we never see her – provides all the drama. Infidelity (off-screen)is super-abundant and provides most of the humour.
They’re (meant to be) a bunch of unlikeable phoneys, given some snappy dialogue by writer/director Sally Potter (who gave us ORLANDO in 1992 – now there was a weird movie). Unavoidable echoes of Mike Leigh’s ABIGAIL’S PARTY (1977), which was much more more hysterical than Janet’s celebration here. Slight and intermittently funny. Not very good value.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 11 min (71 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Sally Potter
Writer Sally Potter, Walter Donohue (story editor)
Actors Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz
Awards 4 wins & 9 nominations.
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Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Alexa Mini
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Negative Format Digital
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Printed Film Format DCP