Movies that show the aftermath of a stylish party?
August 25, 2013 3:36 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for movies which show the aftermath of a hip or elegant party. There's a scene like this in Breakfast at Tiffany's, when Holly Golightly wakes up looking like a hot mess the morning after her swinging house party. Can you think of any others? It could be the morning after, or in the middle of the night when everyone's asleep or gone home.
posted by peter1982peter to Media & Arts (39 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
Big Night. The Hangover. The Big Chill?
posted by Specklet at 3:59 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The latest attempt at The Great Gatsby has some scenes following a large party (people asleep, glitter and glasses everywhere).
posted by kuanes at 4:00 AM on August 25, 2013


Sorry, I don't think the Hangover party was hip or elegant.
posted by Specklet at 4:01 AM on August 25, 2013 [3 favorites]


The scene at Jake Ryan's house in Sixteen Candles after a big party.
posted by planetesimal at 4:10 AM on August 25, 2013 [6 favorites]


Not sure if the party aftermath in "Smokin' Aces" counts.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 4:17 AM on August 25, 2013


At least a third of the 2006 Marie Antoinette movie was like this.
posted by Mizu at 4:32 AM on August 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


In rank Sinatra's The Tender Trap there is an after party scene. They are in NYC and they are showbiz types so I think it fits.
posted by beccaj at 4:38 AM on August 25, 2013


Vanilla Sky, probably.
posted by oulipian at 5:00 AM on August 25, 2013


Some of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing takes place in elegant party aftermath.
posted by andraste at 5:07 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I feel like there should be an appropriate scene by Fellini - perhaps from La Dolce Vita - or perhaps this final scene this from Ma La Continua. It is set in the evening rather than the morning - but it does convey a sense of "aftermath".
posted by rongorongo at 5:16 AM on August 25, 2013


City Lights
posted by deanc at 5:31 AM on August 25, 2013


In The Philadelphia Story a good deal of the action takes place after a very posh night-before-the-wedding party. It includes both the morning after and the middle of the night.

Metropolitan is mostly a series of small late night house parties after debutante balls in NYC.
posted by felix grundy at 5:40 AM on August 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


200 Cigarettes. The party is more on the hip/swinging side.
posted by muddgirl at 5:52 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The opening scenes of Until the End of the World show Claire leaving a party in Venice.
posted by vers at 6:16 AM on August 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Tom Cruise has to clean up after a wild party, quickly, before his parents get home in 'Risky Business'.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 6:23 AM on August 25, 2013


There's a two-part episode of Mad Men where Megan throws Don a 40th birthday party in Part 1, and in Part 2, you see their apartment all messy.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 6:23 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


The ping-pong scene at the end of Kurbrick's Lolita, I think. (Unless Quilty has been going on a month's long bender alone in his mansion at that point.)
posted by paper chromatographologist at 7:23 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I would go for the Big Chill but I think (THINK) there is a scene if Shopgirl starring Steve Martin and Claire Danes that might meet your needs. Definitely NYC "elite"--based on a novella by Martin.
posted by rmhsinc at 7:50 AM on August 25, 2013


There is a fancy dress party that turns sad and tired in 'Brewster's Millions'.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 8:04 AM on August 25, 2013


54 and The Last Days of Disco immediately came to mind.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:07 AM on August 25, 2013


Oh, then you HAVE to watch The Exterminating Angel. The entire movie is the aftermath of an elegant dinner party in an elegant home, where none of the guests find themselves able to leave. It's so weird and disturbing and brilliant.

From the review: "Conditions deteriorate. Guests snatch an ax from the wall and break through plaster to open a pipe for drinking water. Two lovers kill themselves. The bodies are stacked in a closet. There are whiffs of black magic. The sheep wander into the room, are killed and cooked on a fire made from broken furniture; so close to civilization is the cave."
posted by mochapickle at 8:15 AM on August 25, 2013 [2 favorites]


Certainly not elegant, but possibly more hip than you'll ever be: there's a scene like this at maybe a frat house? Anyway, somewhere on campus, in The Sterile Cuckoo.
posted by Rash at 8:44 AM on August 25, 2013


Mary Lynn Rajskub
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Parker Posey
Phoebe Cates
Kevin Kline
John C. Reilly
Jennifer Beals

The Anniversary Party
posted by Exchequer at 8:52 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]




The opening and closing scenes from Father of the Bride.
posted by kbar1 at 9:40 AM on August 25, 2013


In Rosemary's Baby, pregnant Rosemary, isolated and lonely, decides to throw a party for all the hip young friends they haven't seen since they moved into their new apartment, many of whom are fellow NYC theater people like her husband Guy. After everyone goes home, her husband surveys the mess and announces "The thing to do now is move."
posted by Elsa at 9:43 AM on August 25, 2013


Weird Science has an afterparty scene with an MX missle in the kitchen, an older brother turned into a slug monster, and grandparents frozen in stasis in the pantry.
posted by sexyrobot at 10:04 AM on August 25, 2013


Gosford Park has some belowstairs aftermath scenes. There's also the denoument of the 1950 Father of the Bride.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:11 AM on August 25, 2013


"How to murder your wife" has a scene like that at the beginning. (Don't be offended by the title; it's a very broad comedy starring Jack Lemmon.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 11:12 AM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


Auntie Mame.
posted by Stewriffic at 11:17 AM on August 25, 2013


Go has the aftermath of a hip, but not elegant, party.

There's a scene at the beginning of Wedding Crashers, when the two main characters are drinking a leftover bottle of champagne, still in their tuxes, bowties askew, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
posted by lunasol at 11:29 AM on August 25, 2013


The last half of Jacques Tati's Playtime. One of my favorite movies of all time. The brand new hip restaurant literally falls apart in tandem with its patrons.
posted by trip and a half at 12:18 PM on August 25, 2013 [1 favorite]


I feel like there's a bit of this vibe in Wonder Boys.

Project X is more of a ridiculous highschool rager movie than anything, but it certainly has a lot of aftermath.

The morning after scenes in Dazed and Confused are pretty great.
posted by brennen at 12:45 PM on August 25, 2013


Admittedly they're more "dead" than "asleep or gone home," but the video to Fever Ray's "If I Had a Heart" might fit.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:29 PM on August 25, 2013


And in the "hip" but definitely not "elegant" category, there's the last ten minutes of Kids, a big part of Dogs in Space, and I feel like there was one in Suburbia. (There's a good chance I'm using a different definition of "hip" than you are.)
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:35 PM on August 25, 2013


Almost every Thin Man movie has a scene like this.
posted by Wavelet at 5:31 PM on August 25, 2013


The Party.
posted by Go Banana at 6:44 PM on August 25, 2013


Clue. I recall the house being in disarray post-dinner party, once they get around to the "whodunit" bit.
posted by slateyness at 9:30 AM on August 26, 2013


Oh, the end of Rachel Getting Married. It's morning, chairs and flowers on the lawn. Rosemarie DeWitt in a cream-colored sweater and the violinist playing a bittersweet tune. Men in suits, unjacketed, fold up the white tent. (It's a pretty romantic and lovely scene in an otherwise awful, self-indulgent movie. But there you go.)
posted by mochapickle at 11:02 AM on August 26, 2013


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