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The Invitation (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 8 April 2016 (USA)
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A man accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

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Karyn Kusama
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Marshall-Green ... Will
Tammy Blanchard ... Eden
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Kira
Aiden Lovekamp ... Ty
Michelle Krusiec ... Gina
Mike Doyle ... Tommy
Jordi Vilasuso ... Miguel
Jay Larson ... Ben
Marieh Delfino ... Claire
Michiel Huisman ... David
Lindsay Burdge ... Sadie
John Carroll Lynch ... Pruitt
Toby Huss ... Dr. Joseph
Danielle Camastra ... Annie
Trish Gates ... 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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Zachary Quinto, Luke Wilson and Topher Grace were originally cast in major roles. See more »

Goofs

The fine wine served at the beginning of the party is referred to as an "'85 Rothschild." However, this is not enough information to identify the bottle as there are two highly prestigious wines associated with the name "Rothschild": Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. To distinguish between the two, they are commonly known as "Lafite" and "Mouton" respectively. However, the bottle that WIll pours from appears to be a Lafite, so the error could be deliberate. See more »

Quotes

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 Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (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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wasted potential
17 September 2018 | by axapvovSee all my reviews

I don´t mind the slow build-up, I think it´s justified, kind of like the calm before the storm. The problem is how much of it is wasted. We focus on the main character´s grief, which in the end isn´t that important, while the other characters are completely ignored. One tiny conversation with each one of them, that´s all we know. The girlfriend Kira literally disappears for an hour. It often feels like Will is all by himself in that house. Suspicion gets bigger but none of the guests seem to care about anything. There are some small comments, of course, but we have 5 or 6 characters devoid of any personality or will. I feel like some events could have been much stronger if those characters weren´t merely filling the space.

There are some fine things, though, I´d never wanted to punch John Carroll Lynch so hard in the face. The same goes for Lindsay Burdge.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$67,877, 10 April 2016

Gross USA:

$231,737

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$354,835
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