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The Lather Effect [DVD] [2006]

  • SKU: 8829244
  • Release Date: 05/27/2008
  • Rating: NR

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    Special Features

    • Audio commentary with writer/director Sarah Kelly, editor Darren Ayres and associate producer/actor Eric Stoltz
    • The making of The Lather Effect
    • Deleted scenes
    • The Cameron effect
    • The importance of being an earnest PA
    • Closed Captioned


    The Lather Effect
    A handful of old friends learn you can go home again, but you'll also have to clear out the damage the next morning in this bittersweet comedy-drama. Valinda (Connie Britton) is a woman in her late thirties who is helping her parents sell the house where she grew up. A few days before the house is to be cleared out, Valinda decides to hold an Eighties theme party for all her old high school friends. The next morning, the house is a staggering mess, while Valinda and her pals are simply staggering. As they battle their hangovers with the hair of the dog, Valinda persuades her friends to help her clean up the aftermath, and over the course of the day everyone find themselves looking back on who they were and where they are now. Valinda's husband Will (Tate Donovan) is a solid, responsible guy who happens to be a bit boring. Zoey (Ione Skye) likes to think of herself as happily married, but she knows her relationship with Jack (William Mapother) is in trouble, especially since he still carries a torch for Valinda. Katrina (Caitlin Keats) is a doctor who enjoys a successful professional life, but on a personal level she's suffered through a long series of failing relationships that she's not sure will ever end. Corey (David Herman) enjoyed a brief fame as a child actor that has left him emotionally stunted. Claire (Sarah Clarke) is a sweet and sensible Midwestern wife and mom, but she's never been able to shake her love for her high school sweetheart, who (to her chagrin) didn't show up for the bash. And Mickey (Eric Stoltz) has hardly changed a bit -- he was a world-class party animal in his teens, and still cheerfully revels in alcohol and drugs. The Lather Effect is the first fiction feature from writer and director Sarah Kelly, who previously made the documentary Full Tilt Boogie (about the production of the movie From Dusk Till Dawn). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Connie Britton
      Connie Britton - Valinda
    • Sarah Clarke
      Sarah Clarke - Claire
    • Tate Donovan
      Tate Donovan - Will
    • Peter Facinelli
      Peter Facinelli - Danny
    • David Herman
      David Herman - Corey

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Must for any lover of the 80's...


      Saw this film at the LA Film Festival and had a blast! Its the kind of film that is more than worthy of a cult following, theme parties, and at least one drinking game. Great music, incredibly charismatic ensemble cast and the best celluloid 80's feeling I can only guess my parents felt while watching The Big Chill for the first time. Every cast member brings their own fun to their characters while numerous cameos make for funny one liners and some really memorable moments. No 80's party will be complete without this film and its hopefully forthcoming soundtrack!!! If you grew up on Cameron Crowe and John Hughes films this is the fix you have been missing...

      I would recommend this to a friend

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