The Party
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Peter Sellers plays a bumbling foreigner once again (but this time he's not from France) in this cult-favorite comedy. Hrundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) is an accident-prone actor from India who has come to California, hoping to make a name for himself in Hollywood movies. However, Bakshi quickly makes the wrong impression on producer C.S. Divot (Gavin MacLeod) and studio chief Fred Clutterbuck (J. Edward McKinley) when he accidentally blows up the set for his first film. Clutterbuck jots down Bakshi's name to remind himself to have the actor blacklisted, but he doesn't realize that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film makes a strong argument for the liberating joys of disorder."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"Plays like leftovers from the Panther films."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The precise and relaxed snowballing of silent-comedy idioms becomes, beautifully, a '68 uprising"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Sometimes agreeable improvised comedy, but it wears out its welcome."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...a sweet-natured, enjoyable trifle. Peter Sellers ... may remind aficionados of the work of Jacques Tati. Any opportunity to see him work is a good thing, even if only a fraction of his talents are on display...."
‑ Mark Bourne,
"Sellers is best when he is on the move and liable to get himself into trouble"
‑ Shane Burridge,
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