The Party's Just Beginning (2018)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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When her best friend takes his own life, Liusaidh has to deal with stresses of such a situation.




  • Karen Gillan in The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
  • Karen Gillan in The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
  • Karen Gillan in The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
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  • Lee Pace and Karen Gillan in The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
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21 December 2018 | SnoopyStyle
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24 year old Liusaidh (Karen Gillan) lives an aimless life in Inverness. She works at the cheese counter in a supermarket. She gets drunk in bars, screws random strangers, and eats chips to finish the nights. She watches a guy jump off a bridge and seems uneffected. She sees a neighbor hang himself. Her best friend Alistair is struggling with his homosexuality. She encounters Dale (Lee Pace) intent on committing suicide from the same bridge.

This is Karen Gillan's theatrical directing and writing debut. The intention is interesting. In more skilled hands, the back and forth in time would be better handled. A veteran filmmaker would have some definitive physical identifiers to differentiate the two timelines. It leaves the structure of the movie a little confused. At first, I thought she may be Sixth Sensing. Otherwise, this is an effective performance of self-destruction. It's also an interesting first stab. It's not mind blowing but it shows some promise.

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$2,770 9 December 2018

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