Thursday Movie Picks: It's a Party


I am not a party girl. I'm the kind of girl who loves spending her nights in her pyjamas, watching a movie or a TV series, reading a book, or like the old people, doing crosswords. That being said, I love watching movies involving parties because often the weirdest and/or most interesting things happen. Without further ado, here are my picks for this week's Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves.


The Apartment (1960)

Bud Baxter (Jack Lemmon) is an insurance clerk who has discovered a quick way to rise in his company: let his superiors use his apartment to take their mistresses. At some point, they host quite a wild Christmas party at the office. It's such a charming film and Lemmon brings to life a character you can emphasize with and root for. 

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Lily (Loren Horsley), a sweet but social awkward fast food worker, has a major crush on Jarrod (Jemaine Clement), an arrogant geek. She finally gets the chance to spend time with him when he kind of invites her to a "dress as your favourite animal" party. This is Taika Waititi's directorial debut and it's as charming and quirky as Hunt for the Wilderpeople. 

This Is the End (2013)

Jay Baruchel is in LA to have some fun with his friend Seth Rogen who invites him at James Franco's housewarming party. All of the sudden, the apocalypse begins. It's one of the most stupid comedies I've ever seen, but it's one of the few stupid comedies that actually work. If you haven't already, please watch it. 

8 comments :

  1. I've seen all three of your picks, I didn't care for Eagle vs Shark but I like the other two. The Apartment is a great choice.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear you didn't love Eagle vs Shark.

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  2. The Apartment is a great movie and showcases Jack Lemmon to his best. I have not seen your second one but enjoyed your review of it. I do want to see the last movie which is right up my alley since I love stupid comedies

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    1. I hope you get to see my other two picks. I'm sure you'd love the third as it's really funny.

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  3. Oh, three amazing picks. I like these choices as they're not my idea of films with parties but inspired.

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  4. The Apartment is such a wonderful film full of pathos, insight and gentle humor with first rate performances from Lemmon, MacMurray and Shirley MacLaine. I haven't seen the other two though I've heard wildly varying things about This Is the End. I'll probably watch it one day.

    I had really expected my third pick to be all over today but I haven't seen it yet.

    The Reluctant Debutante (1958)-Sheila Broadbent, chic second wife of barrister Jimmy Broadbent (real life marrieds Rex Harrison & Kay Kendall) welcome Jimmy’s teenaged American raised daughter Jane (Sandra Dee) to London just as debutante season is beginning. Though Jane shows zero interest in participating Sheila spurred by competition with her snotty cousin Mabel Claremont (Angela Lansbury), and thinking she’s doing it for Jane’s own good, plunges all of them into the whirl of endless parties and balls each bring out a new teen into society. While Sheila hopes to pair Jane with the insufferable but wealthy David Fenner Jane has her own ideas and falls for the supposedly disreputable young drummer David Parkson (John Saxon). It’s all a fizzy roundelay with Kay Kendall stealing the show as the well-meaning Sheila. Sadly this was her second to last film, she died the next year of leukemia at 33.

    Bachelor Party (1984)-The night before his wedding to fiancée Debbie (Tawny Kitaen) Rick (Tom Hanks) reluctantly goes out for a night of debauchery with his friends, ringleader Jay (Adrian Zmed) and depressed, recently divorced Brad (Bradford Bancroft). They run into Debbie's wealthy, disapproving father (George Grizzard) and her ex-boyfriend, Cole (Robert Prescott), who both attempt to stop the wedding. Meanwhile Debbie is taken out by her friends for adventures of their own. Raunchy comedy was a big hit for the fresh from TV Hanks helping put him on the track to superstardom.

    Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)-The entire high school graduating class from football stars and cool girls to complete nerds gather at a wealthy classmate's home for a mega party. The artistic Preston (Ethan Embry) hopes to move in on Amanda (Jennifer Love Hewitt), the girl he’s loved from afar for years. Dorky William (Charlie Korsmo) schemes to pay back meathead Mike (Peter Facinelli) for years of bullying, and would-be rapper Kenny (Seth Green) gets locked in a room with snarky Denise (Lauren Ambrose).

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    1. I haven't seen any of your picks, but I think I'll check out Can't Hardly Wait as I have a soft spot for Seth Green

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