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A Lesson In Cruelty (2018)

A Lesson in Cruelty (original title)
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A powerful egomaniac is thrown a party, but the attendees have no intention of honoring the hated man, rather to teach him a cruel lesson.

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Alexander Salazar (as Alex Salazar)

Writer:

Gregory P. Wolk
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Lebrun ... Julian
Martin Copping ... Sid
Sally McDonald Sally McDonald ... Mary
Maya Aleksandra ... Natasha
Savannah Hastings ... Christine
Michael D. Anglin ... Julian's Father
Andre De'Sean Shanks ... Jordan
Finch Nissen ... Richard
Kellie Phan Kellie Phan ... Xiang
Derek Russo ... Joseph
Shanna Vincent Shanna Vincent ... Julian's Mother
Trace Masters ... Child Julian
Jamara Laster Jamara Laster ... Robert
Lydia LeRoy ... Dolares (as Lydia LeRoy-Williams)
Kerry Kelly Gridley Kerry Kelly Gridley ... Fran
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A powerful egomaniac is thrown a party, but the attendees have no intention of honoring the hated man, rather to teach him a cruel lesson.

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Bold Indie Satire
1 April 2020 | by JGReviewsSee all my reviews

A Lesson In Cruelty is a bold indie satire. It's one of those comedies that really goes for it where performances are intentionally big and over-the-top, and that's where the laughs come from. The plot involves a jerk of a boss -- something I'm sure we all can relate to -- who has a party thrown for him, but the intention is to actually teach him a lesson. I thought it was a great story and I was immediately hooked. It's an indie film, so it might not have the perfection of a big Hollywood studio film with a gigantic budget, but I was actually really impressed with the film's production value. The lead actor, Justin LeBrun I believe is his name, also gave a very convincing performance. If you're looking for a big and bold film that doesn't hold back, then check out A Lesson in Cruelty.


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2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

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