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Blu-ray Review - Party Girl


1995's "Party Girl" wasn't a box office success, but it managed to slip into "cool film" territory, making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and raising the profile of star Parker Posey, who was in the midst of creating an acting career for herself. Co-writers Harry Birckmayer and Daisy von Scherler Mayer (who also directs) endeavor to use the actress's singular screen energy to power a look at a twentysomething character in New York City confronted with the waywardness of her life, creating a dramedy that awkwardly goes from slight wackiness to insignificant heart. "Party Girl" gets by with its NYC energy and club music soundtrack, providing a vivid snapshot of the scene as it was in the mid-90s, but it's not a terribly compelling character study, with the writing often unsure how seriously to take the main character and her seemingly insincere ways. Read the rest at


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