Garden Party
Garden Party (2008)

Filmmaker Jason Freeland draws inspiration from the eponymous song for this tale of five lost souls attempting to navigate the treacherous urban landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. April is an ambitious beauty in search of success, but… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Debruge
Variety

Their lives eventually intersect, but in more or less arbitrary ways.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's a production in search of a movie.

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Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Freeland's film offers a poor man's Los Angeles opus.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Slow ride to nowhere.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

If we're meant to take these threads as a tapestry of L.A., then Freeland clearly needs to stop watching Robert Altman DVDs and go outside to see what the real world is actually like.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

This ensemble piece works if you know Los Angeles. After all, it's very possible for a homeless kid, pot-smoking Realtor, young model and a number of perverts to cross paths in that town.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A low-rent answer to Robert Altmanā(TM)s Short Cuts.

David Fear
Time Out New York

There's neither brilliance nor bite to this look at innocence lost. Next time, go Nathanael West, young man.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Cinematical

Sophomore writer/director Freeland doesn't quite feel like the host of this particular "garden party," but rather like the party's Sabrina, secretly spying from the sidelines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Haskell
Garden Party has the feel of a made-for-TV look at life in Los Angeles. The actors and actresses that we've grown accustomed to seeing in the passenger… More
shane haley
Two stars is still being gracious. Weed, porn, underage drinking, porn, weed, kinky pictures and weed.