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The Lather Effect (2006)

4 Ratings: 1.0
A movie directed by Sarah Kelly

If the '80s were the ultimate party, welcome to the hangover. The Lather Effect is an ensemble comedy about a group of high-school friends in their mid-30s who reunite for an out-of-control 'Come As You Were' weekend. But the morning after may expose … see full wiki

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Director: Sarah Kelly
4 reviews about The Lather Effect (2006)
review by . March 05, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
THE LATHER EFFECT features an outstanding cast of actors and a great 1980s soundtrack. The movie was marketed with the tagline of "A BIG CHILL for Generation X" and though the movie shares some characteristics with that movie, THE LATHER EFFECT is more like a slow drain to nowhere.    The plot follows a group of high school friends reunited about fifteen years after their graduation. Valinda (Connie Britton) is selling her parents' home and holds a huge 1980s-themed party two …
review by . June 01, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Imagine the dreams you had in high school of making movies about - well - life in high school after you got out of high school.     Sarah Kelly and Tim Talbott have acheived their dream, which for viewers of this banal, trite 95 minute movie is a nightmare.     The movie opens on a house where a reunion of an 80's high school class was held the night before. The premise that a party could produce so much debris, particularly the truckloads of beer kegs and …
review by . May 22, 2008
Tate Donovan, Eric Stoltz, Ione Skye and Connie Britton head up a decent cast in "The Lather Effect," a mild comedy where friends gather for a "Come As You Were" 80's party and wake up to find themselves older and still dealing with the past. While cleaning up Britton's home, the group remembers the old days, mistakes made, what if's, good things, old flames, etc. Some of them can't see beyond their pasts while others have firmly gripped their current lives and prepare for the future. As the group …
review by . May 20, 2008
"The Lather Effect    Generation X Chillin'    Amos Lassen    "The Lather Effect" is basically about a group of friends who get together for one last party at a house that is to be sold. The party is to a "1980's Rage" where each is to dress like their favorite 80's icon. This turns out to be a party about a past that is lost, about opportunities that have been lost and what happened to old friendships.   The film starts the day …
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