Party Girl
Party Girl (1995)

This lightweight, romantic comedy, set in the late '80s, takes viewers into the New York party scene. After bubbly young Mary is arrested for hosting an illegal party, she must take a job at a library. While working her new job, Mary… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 10, 2002
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77%
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76%


Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Mary is a spiritual descendant of Holly Golightly, and there's an echo, as well, of Edie Sedgwick, the late Andy Warhol superstar who moved the American-princess-on-a-bender mythology into the drug-rock era.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The screenplay, by Ms. Mayer and Harry Birckmayer, has its occasionally funny lines, but not nearly enough to certify the film as a hip urban comedy in tune with the cutting edge of downtown New York.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The cast is uniformly excellent -- particularly the relentlessly effervescent Posey and the imperious Sasha von Scherler, the director's mother -- and the modern take on old-fashioned romantic comedy is surprisingly effective.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Party Girl aspires to be cinematic champagne but comes out tasting more like sparkling cider.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

If bad behaviour and smugness were truly charming, Party Girl might be as much fun as it imagines it is. And Madonna might even have a decent movie career.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Party Girl wouldn't be as beloved without Parker Posey, the jewel in this indie crown.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This exudes trendiness at regular intervals, and otherwise manages to be reasonably charming about Manhattan's melting pot culture, but my general response was still 'Wake me when it's over.'

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What makes it delicious fun is Posey, a party girl for the ages.

Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

It's great to see where Parker Posey established her indie cred in this too-cool comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
A quirky, inventive comedy, that comes off as sincere and lovable, as the lead character. Parker Posey ruled the indie films of the nineties, starring in 32… More
Robert C
A bit disapointing overall, but not HORRIBLE. I always have exceedingly high expectations for Ms. Posey and she seldom disappoints. Enjoyable, but not as good… More
AJ Verser
I didn't care for this movie, maybe because I'm not a party girl myself? Now that I think of it, this movie is the 90s version of Breakfast at… More
Keysha H
Library and Raves finally meet in this awesome take on early 90's life. Parker is hilarious and this is a must see.
Mark Hobin
Quirky romantic comedy about a flighty, free spirited hedonist. Parker Posey is likable as spunky and sassy Mary, a Holly Golightly for the 90s. We follow her… More
Dean L
This movie misses the mark by a mile. I love Parker Posey, but I could not get past the incredibly trite dialogue or the horribly clichéd efforts at portraying… More

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