Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient) is hosting a party at her London flat and you’re invited. Okay, okay, we should clarify: Thomas portrays a woman by the name of Janet in the forthcoming film The Party. She and her husband, played by Timothy Spall (Harry Potter), are actually the ones putting together the intimate gathering.
But, you are very welcome to watch when the dark comedy hits theaters on February 16, 2018.
The get together is meant to celebrate Janet’s success in politics. But she’s kind of on her own in terms of planning because her husband’s mind seems to be elsewhere.
And, who are the other guests? Oh, you know, just Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy and Patricia Clarkson, to name a few. We did warn you it was an all-star lineup.
Janet’s bestie (Clarkson) makes a toast to her in the below clip, saying, “I don’t believe in politics, but I believe in you.” It’s kind of a backhanded compliment, but that’s nothin’ compared to what follows…
We learn what’s been distracting Janet’s husband in the first look trailer:
The revelation is pretty earth-shattering. But, of course, there are rational fixes. Only, Clarkson’s suggestion on how to move forward is rather extreme, completely irrational AND quite alarming.
There is A LOT going on in the trailer — what shocked you the most?