The Party

The Party

By Sally Potter

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-10-13
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 1h 10min
  • Director: Sally Potter
  • Production Company: Adventure Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 5.49
From 146 Ratings


Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet - the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions. From acclaimed British filmmaker Sally Potter, this witty, sharp and very funny new comedy features a star studded cast that includes Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Timothy Spall.



  • Pointless Rubbish

    By Hiaw61
    I read the reviews and I had seen the poster on the tube and thought this would be a good film. How wrong was I, it is really bad and I was wondering when something was going to happen. It didn’t and I’m surprised after seeing the cast line up.
  • Made very little sense.

    By Chris_Radioswap
    I would give it a minus if I could... Both me and my girlfriend hated it... I decided to work on my laptop and she decided to fall asleep... avoid unless you want a film to sleep by
  • Really bad

    By scuffer71
    I’m sorry but this was one of the worst films I’ve seen, very pretentious. I stopped watching half way through - I felt like I was wasting my life.
  • Theatrical

    By revoxx
    Great cast and beautifully shot. However felt I was in the theatre as opposed to the cinema. No bad thing perhaps.
  • Save your money

    By Badbadja
    If you fancy an evening of irritating b*||0x.... Rent this.
  • What a load of pretentious drivel 🤮🤢

    By tendatsubo
    Great cast but utter crap , what a waste of money my wife and I would give it at least -5 stars at best not funny not creative not well directed not well performed not entertaining not worth a freebie and more importantly this is 70 mins of your life you WILL never ever get back !!! ☠️🤐 Do not bother the telly tubbies could have done a better job of acting directing and making a better sense of a crap abysmal movie Don’t bother ...... you WILL regret it We had to give it one ⭐️ due to that’s the lowest you are allowed to give one site 💩
  • Improves as it goes on.

    By Macaquetime
    A film definitely worth a watch - Krisitn Scott Thomas is surprisingly funny and so is Bruno Ganz. Patricia Clarkson was a bit disappointing and you get the feeling she didn't really know which way to tackle her character. Otherwise - a great little story that was a bit slow to start but in the end we thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Somewhat bizarre

    By gwelmarten
    This is a very different short film that is well acted and most enjoyable. A good observation of modern life and its unexpected complications. The gentle humour is definitely there initially, yet difficult to find/appreciate until you get to know the characters. There are some priceless throw away lines and observations as the film evolves. Must have been great fun to film. A lovely enjoyable watch with great performances all round.
  • Just 70 mins well spent

    By JohanSix
    We loved it
  • Don’t bother

    By mr darcey
    This looked so good, however. Do not bother I can not be polite enough in type to explain how BAD this was, I have no idea who thought it maybe a good idea to film in black and white. Sillian Murphy was fantastic in Peaky Blinder please if you do read any reviews do not associate your self with this type of rubbish you are by far a better actor than bothering with this rubbish.