156 days in a row at the cinema! Today I saw French drama The Party’s Over (La Fête Est Finie).
The Party’s Over is your 18th birthday: it’s like every other party you’ve ever been to, and yet there is something special about it that will stay with you long after it’s ended.
The special light in this film that helps it outshine similar rehab films is the serendipitous pairing of director Marie Garel-Weiss and actress Clemence Boisnard who takes on the lead role of Céleste.
The duo succeeded in making me hate Céleste as much as I hate people I actually know, but still want her to make it as though she were someone I truly loved.
This evolution of her character–which is never rushed or facile–is what defines The Party’s Over because we end up caring about the film as much as we do the people in it. And that’s how you throw a memorable party.
Out of a possible 10, I have 7 Fs to give. #recommend