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Movie Review – The Invitation 

March 15, 2017

Followers of this blog know I don’t do many movie reviews. Most of the movies I see are pretty mainstream.  I am a big fan of the Bret Easton Ellis podcast.  In several episodes he has raved that The Invitation is his favorite movie of the last couple years. This is high praise since Ellis is a serious movie buff.

The Invitation is a slow burning thriller that is worth your patience.  For most of the movie it is an adult psychological drama, with just enough hints that you know something is going to go very wrong.

What I liked about the movie was that it had great acting, quirky, but real characters  and a highly original plot. It was suspenseful in a slow and deliberate way.  It was totally unique, I can’t really compare it to any other movie. The simple categorization would be a thriller.  If you like mysteries, thrillers or horror films you will dig this movie.

The film premiered in 2015 at the SXSW film festival and hit general (although limited) release a year later. It was directed by Karyn Kusama and written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. The film stars a bunch of unknown actors (to me).

It is the best movie I have seen in quite a while.  The fact that I am motivated to blog about it is a big endorsement.  Just a warning, as much as I think of my taste in movies is conventional, my wife would say I like weird movies. This is a weird movie, but it is a good movie.  It is available on Netflix.


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One Comment
  1. Hmmm. Tempting. I’ll definitely check this out. thanks

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