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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What makes it delicious fun is Posey, a party girl for the ages. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    If Party Girl weren't so contrived, and if Posey didn't exude such cold hauteur, all of that might have worked. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    The cast is uniformly excellent - particularly the relentlessly effervescent Posey and the imperious Sasha von Scherler, the director's mother - and the modern take on old-fashioned romantic comedy is surprisingly effective. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a showcase leading role for Parker Posey, who obviously has the stuff, and generates wacky charm. But the movie never pulls itself together. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    When Party Girl isn't being silly, it tries to be endearing and socially redeeming, and to a good degree succeeds. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Through it all, actress Posey strikes attitudes and preens across the glib surface of the film, and though her campy excesses are tolerable for a brief time, the performance becomes an exercise in overkill. [13 Oct 1995] show more

  • 25
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    there's no joy in this movie. It's a safe, compromised, even preachy, fable; a wannabe hip romp that never gets going. [07 Jul 1995] show more

  • 67
    Austin Chronicle

    Party Girl strives only to be as fun and lighthearted as its namesake. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The film knows how absurd this is, yet its triumph is that, by the end, we're actually rooting for Mary to see the library as her salvation. show more

  • 75
    Portland Oregonian

    This coming-of-age movie is the sweetest, frothiest fantasy in some time. [28 Jul 1995] show more

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