samskivert: The Anniversary Party (3)

15 July 2001

It starts out as a standard “Hollywood lifestyle” film and then veers sharply when everyone takes some ecstasy and the conflicts that were subtly building earlier in the film get dragged, kicking and screaming, into the fore. Viscerally, I appreciate that the film left me feeling much like I do when I’m finally getting to bed at 9am after a similar experience. Intellectually, it peered into the lives of some people that would surely be interesting to befriend, but who have a lot standing in their way to happiness.

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