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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!
First of all, the movie was made in 1991 ( I know because I rented it in 1991 ) so I don't know why it says 1993 by the title but, anyway...
This is one of those multi-storyline gems that focus on several characters with different love interests and storylines. The film is like a " St. Elmo's Fire " for the nineties. You get a lot of realistic issues as...
Published on March 30, 2004 by nina

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars full of drama
The cover here may look happy, but this is far from a happy movie. Don't fear, there is a somewhat happy ending, but it basically plays out like your average soap opera- back stabbing, betrayal, and all that jazz. It's one of those movies you watch more than once because all in all, it's a satisfying story. Best of all, it co-stars Sandra Bullock!
Published on May 30, 2001


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved It!, March 30, 2004
This review is from: When the Party's Over (DVD)
First of all, the movie was made in 1991 ( I know because I rented it in 1991 ) so I don't know why it says 1993 by the title but, anyway...
This is one of those multi-storyline gems that focus on several characters with different love interests and storylines. The film is like a " St. Elmo's Fire " for the nineties. You get a lot of realistic issues as well as some great acting rolled into one. All of the actors are wonderful but Rae Dawn Chong ( M.J. ) rules the show. Usually Rae plays innocent sweet characters but she showed she has range with this one. In this film you cannot help but take her seriously.
I'd give this a try if you haven't seen it. Of course, it's a little dated in terms of the 90's banter but is still one of the better date films you'll see in a while. The actors have amazing chemistry with one another. Unfortunately Rae Dawn Chong, Fisher Stevens and Sandra Bullock seem to be the only ones still working. The others ( who were quite impressive ) seemed to fall off the face of the earth. I agree that there are too many subplots towards the end of the film and yes the end was predictable. But hey nothing's perfect. It may not be anything to scream about but this is one of few films that will keep you balling, laughing and joking until the end.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute...and truthful about the ups and downs of friendship, June 17, 1999
When the Party's Over is a movie that one in bad situations can releate to. Bullock gives one of her best performences in her early career. When the Party's Over is about roomates that thought there world was perfect. Until there party life settles down and they relize how truly screwed up they have made there lives. Funny, cute, romantic, a definite chick flick. If you liked Hope Floats or As Good as it Gets this one's for you!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars full of drama, May 30, 2001
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The cover here may look happy, but this is far from a happy movie. Don't fear, there is a somewhat happy ending, but it basically plays out like your average soap opera- back stabbing, betrayal, and all that jazz. It's one of those movies you watch more than once because all in all, it's a satisfying story. Best of all, it co-stars Sandra Bullock!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars When the Party's Over, March 20, 2006
This review is from: When the Party's Over (DVD)
I bought this movie because of Sandra Bullock. She did justice to her character, but overall the movie was not the best. I have most of her movies, but if she was not in it I would not have watched it and definitely would not have bought it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Forgettable!, January 27, 2005
This review is from: When the Party's Over (DVD)
Other than seeing a young Sandra Bullock looking cute in a film that was made before she was a star, there is not a lot of positive things I can say. Several young people share an apartment, joined together by Rae Dawn Chong's character, MJ (that in itself should be a tipoff because I cannot remember a Chong movie post-Commando). Tensions mount at the big party and MJ's self-destructive personality causes the friends to break up when the party ends including a couple that just got engaged during the party.

There are some uncomfortable scenes such as when Bullock's 16 year old brother jumps into bed with MJ and says that she will be the one to "deflower" him and then immediately falls asleep. Basically, the movie had the same effect on me!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars fair film about early 90s angst, November 5, 2002
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joe black (Los Angeles, CA, USA) - See all my reviews
A semi-indy style film mostly told in flashbacks. Sandra, before her days of stardom, plays a tomboy who openly displays affection to her gay housemate. Ray Dawn Chong acts better in some scenes than she does in others while Fisher Stevens plays a art house wicca who just wants everyone to get along. I liked Elizabeth Berridge in the film. She plays a very timid mild mannered LA girl who enjoys the company of her friends, sex, and parties. Her explosion into a fit of cussing at the end of the film was very convincing. Sandra just isnt meant to be a bad girl and the story does jolt to a stop in more than one scene. Still it had some humor and if you live and know people in LA, like I do, you'll find this film depicits life in LA fairly well.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars When the party is over, you talk about yours mistakes..., August 22, 2000
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Pingu49374 "Pingu49374" (Montréal, Québec Canada) - See all my reviews
Good movie, I was happy to see Sandra Bullock with an attitude. The true story about your friend a the corner of the street, the up & down of comming out of college and in the Adult-life.
The only thing that bored me is the "Documentarie" look or all the "Flash-back" episodes. It is the story of a bunch of kids who speak up about there relashionship and how the have been throught that. They're all bad-mouthing every one and finaly realise that life is a B**ch... :) and when they talk about an event, well, you see it in "Flash-Back".
Rae Dawn Chong is great in the "Handy-Abused-Friend-who's-having sex-with-everybody" !
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, July 6, 2014
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Cheryl Carriere (N. Smithfield, RI United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: When the Party's Over (Amazon Instant Video)
Pretty good
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5.0 out of 5 stars The partys over.gun shy.forces of nature, June 20, 2014
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im going to group the above movies together.i purchased them because of the STAR SANDRA BULLOCK i found a number of movies that were not in my collection so i added these to my collection i have not seen them before but i've just ENJOYED GRAVITY
with SANDRA so have not had a chance to view them but i'll enjoy later the cuz
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie, December 11, 2013
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I have always loved this movie, and hadn't seen it in years, so I decided to purchase it. And I am so happy that I did, it was delivered quickly and in perfect condition.
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