Grab a six-pack, gather your closest friends and settle in for a night of solace and cheer -- and of course, a few Drinking Games. Joseph Lawson's critically acclaimed debut film centers on six friends in Portland, Oregon... more », who come together following the funeral of one of their best friends. Packed with many laughs and moments of touching sincerity, the night unfolds through a series of odd visitors, unusual conversations and anything to keep their minds off the pain and remorse that haunts them.« less
"This is a very good film with some excellent special features. The film is about friends who get together after the suicide of their friend and drink to disassociate themselves from the strong feelings they are experiencing. Their conversation runs from theology to raunchy sex and is witty and thought provoking. As for the special features, the interactive drinking game (Drink-O-Vision) was a fantastic time. My friends and I could barely walk after the film. There was also director's commentary that gave great advise on how to make an independent film, an interview with the filmmakers, and a library of drinking games. There were other special features, however these were my favorite.Check out this disc, it was excellent."
Bad movie, Great DVD
Rebecca | Charleston, SC | 05/07/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was terrible. A Gen-X version of "The Big Chill" sans the great music or good acting, for that matter. I don't have much more to say about the movie other than it was BAD.The only redeeming quality of this DVD (which is obviously absent from the VHS tape) is that it has a feature with drinking games on it. Kind of a neat little library, if you ask me, to keep on hand for a party (or a private or personal binge, though I don't recommend that). They even make the movie itself into a drinking game in that you identify yourself with a character (each character drinks more or less than the others on average) and drink whenever that character drinks. There are also other rules for when you have to drink (ie, whenever anyone mentions sex).Frankly, I am not one for independent movies, really, but some have blown me away. This, unfortunately, didn't come even close to that, and I wanted to pull my own hair out one by one by the end of the movie. If I could get this DVD super cheaply, I would buy it for the drinking games library, but I would much rather play a drinking game with another movie or a TV show. I'm sure you can find great ones on the internet."
Wit and Reality
Time 4 Books | Minneapolis, MN | 01/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great movie - the acting is a bit awkward at times, but that almost makes the characters more real and that much more appealing. They reminded me of people I know...and of those twisted conversations you can only have with your closest friends (usually while under the influence)."
A reminder of most of my college weekends.
Time 4 Books | 02/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you a Gen-Xer, or even a veteran of late night quarters campaigns, this movie is for you. With a collection of some very good Pacific Northwest bands, the movies soundtrack keep time with the ebb and flow of the picture. Going from serious to aloof in a single scene, Drinking Games will keep you interested throughout. I dare anyone to keep up with these people during the movie, and if you do, don't plan on driving. If you are a child of the 80's, we finally have a movie to call our own."
Time 4 Books | 11/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie - so very portland. we even saw it at the mission theater. Funny and well written, could have been better acting - but it was a great movie anyway. Do I know these people - it seems like I do."