It's My Party (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

It's My Party (1996)



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A gay man diagnosed with AIDS decides that suicide is a better option than a slow, painful death in this drama. Nick is an architect and has been living happily with his lover Brandon, an up-and-coming filmmaker. Unfortunately, soon after Nick is diagnosed, Brandon, who does not have HIV, leaves. Brandon still loves Nick, but is unable to cope with the specter of AIDS. Two days before his scheduled death, Nick hosts a farewell party. Most of his friends and family come to personally pay their last respects.


Eric Roberts
as Nick Stark
Gregory Harrison
as Brandon Theis
Bruce Davison
as Rodney Bingham
Lee Grant
as Amalia Stark
Devon Gummersall
as Andrew Bingham
Marlee Matlin
as Daphne Stark
Roddy McDowall
as Damian Knowles
Bronson Pinchot
as Monty Tipton
George Segal
as Paul Stark
Margaret Cho
as Charlene Lee
Paul Regina
as Tony Zamara
Olivia Newton-John
as Lina Bingham
Steve Antin
as Zack Phillips
Dimitra Arliss
as Fanny Kondos
Dimitra Arlys
as Fanny Kondos
Ron Glass
as Dr. David Wahl
Lou Liberatore
as Joel Ferris
Victor Love
as Matt Paulson
Peter Murnik
as Greg King
Felix A. Pire
as Soli Real
Joel Polis
as Tim Bergen
Jon David Casey
as Joe Lovett
Sally Kellerman
as Sara Hart
Greg Louganis
as Dan Zuma
Nina Foch
as Brandon's Mother
Dennis Christopher
as Douglas Reedy
Talia Paul
as Pat Bergen
David Knapp
as Carl Fertig
Jim Kline
as Cowboy
Raul Seymour
as Gym Rat
as Miss Texas-At-Large
Brian To
as Boy in Pool
Michael Kearns
as Party Guest
Matthew Rickard
as Young Andrew
Steve Kmetko
as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for It's My Party

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

This chronicle of a person with AIDS who decides to terminate his life while his faculties are still intact feels like a personal work, but it's all background detail, lacking a strong dramatic core

December 15, 2006 | Rating: C
Top Critic

It's more three-dimensional and realistic, showing how death, for all of its sadness, can sometimes create joy, if people are given the opportunity to affirm what they feel for one another.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This Party has its funny, sad and awkward moments. But at the end, you'll be glad you went.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4

a powerful experience.

August 25, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Any movie trying this hard to get me misty is a lot more likely to make me angry.

July 6, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

A powerful and moving film

February 6, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for It's My Party


it will break your heart and make you laugh.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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