The Anniversary Party
Release Date: June 8, 2001 (NY & LA)
June 22, 2001 (nation-wide)

cast, from official website

Joe Therrian

Joe and Sally Therrian have a party to celebrate several important junctures in their marriage: their 6th anniversary, their decision to start a family and their reconciliation after a yearlong separation. They have invited their closest friends, their past and current temptations, and (to avoid a lawsuit) their contentious neighbours. An unexpected gift sends the party spiralling out of control and unleashes an explosion of painful confessions. The celebration becomes a scorching dissection of a marriage on the brink.


Alan Cumming ... Joe Therrian
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Sally Therrian
John Benjamin Hickey ... Jerry Adams
Parker Posey ... Judy Adams
Denis O'Hare ... Ryan Rose
Mina Badie ... Monica Rose
Kevin Kline ... Cal Gold
Phoebe Cates ... Sophia Gold
John C. Reilly ... Mac Forsyth
Jane Adams ... Clair Forsyth
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Skye Davidson
Michael Panes ... Levi Panes
Jennifer Beals ... Gina Taylor
Matt McGrath

cast 1 LINKS

Official Site
Upcoming Movies
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Press Release
Casting Article
Party Bagged: Article
Rotten Tomatoes
Yahoo! Movies
Cannes Film Festival
SIFF Account

cast 2 TRIVIA

Alan and JJL co-starred in Cabaret together.

They also wrote and will be directing this film.

The film will be shot entirely on digital video.

John Benjamin Hickey and Denis O'Hare are original cast members from Cabaret.

JB Hickey also had a small role in The Ice Storm, which starred Sigourney Weaver (Company Man).

Parker Posey also has a role in Josie and the Pussycats.

Gwyneth Paltrow had the starring role in Emma.

JJL and John C. Reilly appeared in Dolores Claiborne together.

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle featured both Jennifer Beals and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

TAP premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

TAP made its US premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

And in June, TAP can be seen at the Provincetown Film Festival.

Sadie Frost provides the voice of Joe's sister.

Mina Badie is JJL's sister.

Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cate's children play their characters' children in the film.

Joe and Sally's dog Otis is JJL's dog...Otis.

Alan conducted a "drug camp" so there would be no "bad drug acting" during the ecstacy scenes.

The most expensive part of making the film was the rental of the house.

The actors all had an hour at the start of each day to do their own hair and make-up.

The film was shot in 19 days during the summer of 2000.

Actual film was used for the underwater sequences because there were no covers available for the digital cameras that were used for all the other shots.


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