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The Anniversary Party R

The Anniversary Party
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 15, 2002
  • 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:


Total Count: 112


User Ratings: 6,451
Rating: C+ -- As first film, it suffers from problems of most movies directed by actors: Big emotional scenes and indulgent acting, but it has some moments of truth Full Review
Apr 20, 2006
Rating: 4/4 -- If digital looks like this and makes it possible for such funny and intimate chamber pieces to come into existence, then bring on the digital movies. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jun 22, 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...
Box Office
Jun 1, 2001
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Leigh and Cumming prove to be adept writers and, like many actors-turned-directors, are excellent at eliciting fine performances from their fellow thespians. Full Review
Jun 19, 2003
Too formlessly turgid. Full Review
Jul 27, 2001
Rating: 3/4 -- The best thing that one can say about The Anniversary Party is that it raises more questions about its central characters than it can possibly answer -- which may weaken it as a drama but not as a search for truth.
Chicago Reader
Jun 25, 2001
...An intimate and compelling study of bruised emotions...
Rolling Stone
Jul 5, 2001

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.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 38,950
  • UPC: 794043539220
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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