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The Invitation (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Will
... Eden
... Kira
... Ty
... Gina
... Tommy
... Miguel
... Ben
... Claire
... David
... Sadie
... Pruitt
... Dr. Joseph
... Annie
... Follower (as Patricia Gates)
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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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A meghívás  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$67,739, 10 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$231,703, 26 June 2016
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

During the film, it is often mentioned that cellphone service at the home where The Invitation takes place is unreliable and spotty at best, yet several times the viewer can clearly see the lights of what appears to be a nearby densely populated area. See more »

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Miguel: Will thinks you guys are on pills. Figuratively.
David: You think we're crazy?
Will: I-I never said that.
David: It's okay, I'm not offended. A lot of people think we're crazy. But I doubt they're as happy as we are.
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.102 (2016) See more »

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Dopico
Composed by Richard Fariña
Performed by Richard and Mimi Fariña
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Fariña Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company
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Go in Blind - Don't Watch the Trailer or Read the Reviews
2 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

This film was a pleasant surprise. The only thing I knew about this movie was the buzz about it. There has been some talk of it being slow, but I disagree. I think the pacing is what builds up to....well, you'll see. And just when you think you know how it ends, you get a punch in the stomach with the final scene.

Anyone who is crapping on this movie just didn't "get it". Logan Marshall-Green was tremendous in portraying both his grief and his paranoia. The coyote sequence at the beginning of the film is a harbinger of things to come, and oh-so-symbolic. A truly wonderful film. I tip my hat to everyone involved in making this gem of a movie.


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