Year: 2001
USA: Fine Line Features
Cast: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Denis O'Hare, Parker Posey, Steven Freedman, Clara Demedrano, John Benjamin Hickey, Phoebe Cates, Mina Badie, Jane Adams, John C Reilly, Jennifer Beals, Blair Tefkin, Molly Bryant, Micheal Panes
Directors: Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Country: USA
USA: 115 mins
USA Rated: R for language, drug use and nudity
USA Release Date: 8 June 2001 (Limited Release)


Co- directed by Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh, THE ANNIVERSARY PARTY takes place over the course of one night and is a series of comic, sometimes scathing reviews of a group of friends. Joe and Sally Therrian (Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh) have a party to celebrate several important junctures in their marriage: their 6th anniversary, their decision to start a family and their reconciliation after a year long separation. They have invited their closest friends, their past and current temptations and (to avoid a lawsuit) their contentious neighbours. An unexpected gift sends the party spiralling out of control and unleashes an explosion of painful confessions. The celebration becomes a scorching dissection of a marriage on the brink.