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Don's Party Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Hargreaves, Jeanie Drynan, Harold Hopkins, Candy Raymond, Pat Bishop

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It is the night of the national election in suburban Sydney, Australia, October 1969. Don Henderson and his wife Kath are hosting a party at their house, ostensibly to watch and celebrate the returns (the left-leaning Labor party has a chance to overthrow the longtime conservative Liberal government), but the party is really just a chance for Don to get drunk with his buddies, while Kath regards it as work. The inevitable happens: people turn rude, raucous, flirtatious, embarrassing; things get out of hand in any number of ways. There's quite a bit of nudity (female frontal and male rear) in this movie, especially for 1976 when it was made, although nothing obnoxious. What could be a pretty hilarious and generally entertaining film is spoiled by very poor sound quality -- both in general and when loud music regularly gets turned up -- and it's often a strain to make out the lines. Director Bruce Beresford, later to do "Breaker Morant" and "Driving Miss Daisy," shot David Williamson's screenplay based on his stage play. More of a curio, in the end, than anything else.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Australian

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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