Highball is a 1997 comedic drama directed by Noah Baumbach. The story revolves around a young newlywed couple, Philip (Noah Baumbach) and Sandy (Justine Bateman), who plan several holiday parties for their friends over the course of the year. Despite the drama that always occurs among the cliquish friends, the group continues to get together for special events like birthdays, Halloween, and New Year's Eve. Through the course of the parties, characters evolve, relationships come and go, and what results is a series of uncomfortable situations, interesting dialogue, and quirky character studies. The people and situations are highly relatable, undoubtedly reminding viewers of themselves or someone they know. This small-budget movie, which was filmed in less than a week in New York City, focuses more on people and conversation than it does on special effects or over-the-top antics. Those who appreciate Baumbach's typical fast-paced, dry humor will enjoy watching this film.