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The Invitation (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Will and Eden were once a loving couple. After a tragedy took their son, Eden disappeared. Two years later, out of the blue, she returns with a new husband... and as a different person, eerily changed and eager to reunite with her ex and those she left behind. Over the course of a dinner party in the house that was once his, the haunted Will is gripped by mounting evidence that Eden and her new friends have a mysterious and terrifying agenda. But can we trust Will's hold on reality? Or will he be the unwitting catalyst of the doom he senses?

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$67,739 (USA) (8 April 2016)

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$231,703 (USA) (24 June 2016)
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In Spain was released in 15 theaters / Widest release: 17 theaters. The film was only projected in subtitled version. See more »

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In the opening, Will takes the tire iron out of the trunk and uses it, but they do not show him putting it back in the car. See more »

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Pruitt: Forgiveness doesn't have to wait. I'm free to forgive myself and so are you. It's a beautiful thing. It really is.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) See more »

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Devil's Spoke
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Great Suspense early on and a Solid Climax
11 April 2016 | by (Film Study) – See all my reviews

The Invitation will certainly go down as a hidden gem in the thriller/horror genre in the coming months. It was recently released on VOD with damn near no publicity so hopefully word-of-mouth will save this movie. So far it is a critical hit (over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes) and was a hit at the numerous film festivals it premiered at months ago.

LMG plays a damaged man who has been through a lot in his life and is still grieving for his past mistakes. He and a few others get invited to a mysterious dinner party where things go from normal to strange very, very quickly. But the interesting thing is only one character (LMG) seems to see the strangeness while everyone else is laughing it up and enjoying the night. It's interesting because he isn't afraid to speak his mind about how he feels the night is going and what he finds 'strange'. But the sad part is, he's seen as a damaged soul so his outbursts are immediately dismissed. It's the subtle clues he notices (something as basic as a drinking game or a bottle of expensive wine) that make The Invitation suspenseful. Tiny clues that leave you guessing that something larger is at play, which may or may not be the case.

To say anything more would be potentially spoiling the movie, and with most movies, it's the ending that makes or breaks a movie and this one is no different. The ending is well worth the wait, so if you are a fan of suspenseful movies, this is one of the years must see thrillers.


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