Party Monster

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Released 2004

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Director:
Fenton Bailey , Randy Barbato
Released:
2004
Rating:
R

Party Monster is a 2003 comedy/drama examining the tumultuous life of New York party promoter Michael Alig. Based on the book Disco Bloodbath by James St. James, Party Monster begins with Alig (played by Macaulay Culkin) moving to New York from a small town. Soon, with the help of James St. James (Seth Green), Alig is swept up in the intoxicating world of the 1980s party scene. Peter Gatien (Dylan McDermott) a club owner and mentor to Alig, heads up the Limelight, which becomes the trendiest hot spot in New York City after Alig hosts a party there. Joining Alig and St. James are Angel Melendez (Wilson Cruz), Gitsie (Chloe Sevigny), and Brooke (Natasha Lyonne), fellow club kids who love nothing more than partying. The sex, drugs, and rock n' roll lifestyle quickly catches up with the young friends, and through a series of tragic events everything changes for them.Party Monster was written and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    For all its decadence, it moves effectively from outrageous camp humor to stark pathos and in the process manages to be oddly touching. As for Culkin, he succeeds as an adult actor...

  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    His (Culkin's) performance is earnest and brave, but also mannered when it should be un-self-conscious, and awkward when grace is called for.

  • 40

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    A colorful, lurid and ultimately so-what look at obnoxious personalities careening down their own road to ruin.

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