Don's Party

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An adaptation of leading Aussie playwright David Williamson's stage hit about a suburban 1969 Sydney election telly party predominantly attended by about-to-be-disappointed-yet-again Labour supporters. The play crackled with a nice line in witty, scatological abuse as characters tore strips off each other's psyches, marital infidelities were unmasked, and sexual vanities (particularly masculine ones) were deflated. Beresford's clumsy direction blows much of the carefully orchestrated gag timing in the text, leaving it mostly up to the (good) actors. Otherwise, it's a moderately successful statement about the marginality of politics in the lives of the philistines, who profess socialism but are completely preoccupied with booze and birds.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bruce Beresford
Screenwriter: David Williamson
Cast: Ray Barrett
John Hargreaves
Jeanie Drynan
Graham Kennedy
Graeme Blundell
Clare Binney

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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DF

It's a rather good film if you are in the mood for some Autralian sarcasm and wit. Some funny and very juvenile gags make it quite fun to watch a few times because they are those things that are quite close to real life and funny first time roung but much better 2nd time.

DF

It's a rather good film if you are in the mood for some Autralian sarcasm and wit. Some funny and very juvenile gags make it quite fun to watch a few times because they are those things that are quite close to real life and funny first time roung but much better 2nd time.