Nicely shot in black and white. The party takes place in the confines of a small house. With dialogue as banal and preposterous as real life I couldn’t tell whether this was an acutely observed exercise in realism or just a really poor drama. The various nonsense and tripe shared by the characters in their escalating layers of events including: appointment to shadow minister; successful IVF; impending relationship breakdowns; terminal illness; jealous revenge, and so on meant I couldn’t bear to endure the whole thing. One of only a handful of films I’ve walked out on.
If you like strangely realistic yet contrived black and white movies with tedious characters, banal dialogue, and a bitter layer of humour then this might be your cup of tea. It wasn’t mine.