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Party's Just Beginning (The)

UK | USA, English, 91 mins

  • Director: Karen Gillan
  • Writer: Karen Gillan
  • Producer: Mali Elfman; Claire Mundell; R. Andru Davies

CGiii Comment

It’s a kind of drug-infused, chip-munching, suicidal, promiscuous, gender-confused Groundhog Day!

In other words...too much! And, a tad too repetitive. Karen Gillan – as lovely as she is – writes, directs and is rarely off the screen. In other words...she did too much and she’s in it too much. The central story – the suicide, it’s in the first few minutes so we’re not spoiling anything – gets thrown into the wake of all the chip-munching and bonking.

Yes, she can act...yes, she can write...yes, she can direct...all three together? A bit of the less-is-more approach will definitely benefit future films! And, there will be future films...she has the talent.


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The(ir) Blurb...

When Lucy's best friend takes her own life Lucy has to deal with stresses of such a situation.

Cast & Characters

Karen Gillan as Lucy;
Lee Pace as Dale;
Matthew Beard as Alistair;
Jamie Quinn as Ben;
Paul Higgins as Lucy's Dad;
Siobhan Redmond as Lucy's Mum;
Rachel Jackson as Donna;
Stephen Nelson as Chip Shop Guy;
Paul Tinto as Peter

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