The Invitation

The Invitation

DVD - 2016
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While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: Austin : Drafthouse Films, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Invit
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.

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Calvacade
Jul 06, 2017

I could fully comprehend what the director was aiming for- I just thought that they failed in what they were trying to achieve. The last half of the film loses pretty much any tension it was trying to achieve because of the amateurish direction and acting. Too bad- there was potential there for an interesting movie in more capable hands.

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Nursebob
Jul 06, 2017

Starting out with small talk and uneasy laughter as out of touch acquaintances half-heartedly catch up on each other’s lives, director Karyn Kusama slowly sharpens the psychological edges of her thriller with an already unbalanced Will noticing—and quite possibly misinterpreting—worrisome little details like a barred window or the occasional odd mannerism. But when the shocks start arriving you realize she has been setting you up for a contemporary horror story that plays on southern California trendiness (remember EST and Transcendental Meditation?) yet ends with a vision more suitable to Dante. As Will, Logan Marshall-Green wears his pain prominently on his sleeve as he stares and stumbles his way through the evening taking us along with him—a compelling blend of anger and paranoia to match Emayatzy Corinealdi's (Kira) helpless befuddlement. Tammy Blanchard and Michiel Huisman on the other hand play Eden and David like a pair of Stepford yuppie acolytes, their bland smiles chillingly shallow as they spout their metaphysical word salad. Taken as a postmodern nightmare or the blackest of satires (or both) this is one psycho-shocker that hooks you solidly and never lets go.

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TheeAvebury
Jun 02, 2017

This wasn't very good- it started with a semi-interesting premise but things soon devolved- fell flat and I found myself bored by the end.

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nidus
Jun 02, 2017

This is a very captivating film. The salient feature is that it is psychological. I see from the ratings that not many can handle that. Perhaps they should stick to Disney cartoons and leave the intellectually demanding films to cinephiles. The director, Karyn Kusama, is an important
player to watch. And the really neat thing is that there is a bue-ray disc in the case too.

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ibuy4unow
Feb 28, 2017

Pure garbage. Don't even waste your time. I only watched it because I was at work getting paid by the hour. GARBAGE!

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ptv023
Jan 19, 2017

Fun dinner party horror, but the "twist" at the end was extremely silly.

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dthomas6
Jan 14, 2017

Didn't see that coming.

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shipshapeship
Sep 24, 2016

for me this is a waste of time and any money put into making it,,,,not even close to the best of anything in my opinion...your better of drawing a picture of a monster and watching that then this movie....

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LuckyMe8
Apr 24, 2017

LuckyMe8 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 15

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