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The Last Supper (1996)

Cameron Diaz , Ron Eldard , Stacy Title  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner, Courtney B. Vance
  • Directors: Stacy Title
  • Writers: Dan Rosen
  • Producers: Jonathan Penner, Dan Rosen, David Cooper, Larry Weinberg, Lori Miller
  • Format: Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Japanese
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 7, 2003
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007CVRS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,737 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Last Supper" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

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Painted in mile-wide strokes of black satirical comedy, The Last Supper turns intolerance into a parlor trick, then repeats it ad nauseam in case we missed the joke. Still, redundancy can be fun when applied to the premeditated murder of right-wing extremists by self-righteous left-wing zealots; director Stacy Title is an equal-opportunity offender, never taking sides. The grisly high jinks commence when a truck-driving, child-molesting, Hitler-loving ex-Marine (Bill Paxton, acing the role) is accidentally killed while dining with a clutch of snobby liberal grad students, played with uniform excellence by Cameron Diaz (showing early promise), Ron Eldard, Courtney B. Vance, Annabeth Gish, and coproducer Jonathan Penner. Having acquired a taste for blood, the wine-poisoning liberals stage "last suppers" with hand-picked targets (Charles Durning, Mark Harmon, Jason Alexander, and ultimately Ron Perlman), eventually attracting a suspicious sheriff (fine work by SNL alumnus Nora Dunn). It's got all the subtlety of a pile-driver, but The Last Supper craftily defends free speech by exposing its most vicious violations. --Jeff Shannon

Product Description

A Group Of Idealistic, But Frustrated, Liberals Succumb To Thetemptation Of Murdering Rightwing Pundits For Their Politicalbeliefs.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Machiavellian Menu? May 9, 2005
Format:DVD
It was a dark and stormy night when five liberal graduate students in Iowa meet for Sunday dinner and find that in an excess of gratitude (for providing a ride to one of their members) they have invited a right-wing nut case to join them. Before dinner is over, the guest has pulled a knife and threatened several of the students, and in a move that is obviously defensive but not self-defense, one of the students delivers a knife to the back of the guest, who then dies. Contemplating their options, the students determine the best course is to dispose of the body in the backyard. As they debate the "how the liberals talk and talk and don't do anything" (except that they did) the opportunities for future dinner "dates" and just a bit of arsenic in the wine becomes a reality. As the plants in the backyard flourish with the new fertilizer, the sheriff is becoming curious, the students are nervous and on edge - and the very Last Supper delivers a truly Machiavellian twist.

Did the choice of title chase away the intended audience? Perhaps that is the explanation for why this film is so little known. Save it for a dark and stormy night, and be ready for a surprise.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Independently Stupendous April 26, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I saw this movie at a point in my life when I was absolutely fed up with big-budget Hollywood movies and was looking for something...different. And this movie definitely qualifies as different. It's intelligent political humor and its not-so-subtle commentary on the effects of youthful idealism are actually entertaining rather than tiresome and preachy. Even the overly simplistic representation of the tomatoes for blood, which is most apparent when you see the clear tomato-filled jars lining the shelves, didn't feel like a glaring attempt at cinematic sophistication, but is instead realized and relished. This movie is a welcomed break from the cliched explosive action flicks and ho-hum romantic comedies appearing so frequently on the big screen. It would appeal to anyone who can think of a few people this world could do better without...and we all can name a few, right?
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intellectual Gem March 22, 2005
Format:DVD
Group of intellects create their own moral dilemma. I saw this movie years ago and it's been one of my all time favorite conversation pieces. If you like intelligent conversation, and always think you're right... SEE THIS. Cameron Diaz is a minor player in this cast of majors, but she does the job. The one to look out for is "Hellboy". Enjoy. And then remember it the next time you have a dinner party.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars will this ever be on DVD? December 14, 2001
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of my favorite movies. I have the VHS version but i have been waiting to see if they are ever going to put it on DVD. I would like to see some extra stuff for this movie. Does anyone out there know if and when this might be available on DVD? Do yourself a favor and watch this movie if you haven't already.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I've watched this over and over March 8, 2005
Format:DVD
I'm not sure how or where I stumbled across this movie, but I never miss it when it comes on and now I own it. Don't take this movie too seriously, watch it for entertainment value and you'll have a great time. Excellent and original concept. I love it. Rent it, own it, watch it!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Secrets in the sauce February 20, 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This movie is about a group of grad students who go off the deep end with their political views. They end up inviting to dinner various people who have completely opposite political views. The dinners end up being a trail for the lives of their dinner guests and the deciding factor: how well they represent themselves and how much they are liked by their hosts (well not always). As the drama builds in this film the reason for a verdict in the hosts favor becomes more and more bizarre. Contributing factors: The living life between each other and the tension between themselves and the one person who upsets them the most, a television man completely opposite of every political value they have they watch him obsessivly even screaming at the television as if he could hear them. This is one of cameron diaz's first movies although unknown by many, w/ the suprise ending its one of the best movies I've ever seen.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Humor at its best / original script July 1, 2004
Format:DVD
This is black comedy at its best. Stacy Title wrote an incredibly original script. The acting is amazing with a very young Cameron Diaz which Im not a huge fan of but this may be her best performance. Courtney Vance is great as usual & 1 of my favorite female actresses Annabeth Gish. Also Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) gives an hilarious performance as an extreme conservative right winger. The story 5 left wing liberal grad students in Iowa share a house together & every Sunday they have supper together discussing left wing politics /socialism & ways they can change the world. In short they come across a drifter truck driver (Bill Paxton) who comes to their door. They invite him in for the ritual supper & he turns out to be a fascist,mysoginistic hitler loving ex marine. In an argument with one of the hosts he breaks their arm. They stab him in the back killing him then they hide the body in their garden. Deciding this is the only way to make a difference they come up with an idea to start inviting known conservative right wingers for last suppers allowing them to plead their choice of political & social views. Like judge & jury if not up to agreement with the hosts a little poison goes in the right wingers wine. A very dark original indie film & script. One of my favorite dark satirical comedies.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
In good condition. This will give me something to watch in years to come. Thanks for the clip. I will enjoy it.
Published 5 days ago by V. Abernathy
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites!
Love this movie and Ron Perlman. You must watch until the very end! Hauntingly funny and I was surprised to see an SNL actress in here. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Roeau Vetrano
5.0 out of 5 stars great movie
i thought this was a great movie-great cast-great story-saw it on cable & had to own it. wanted to show it to friends-really good
Published 3 months ago by joan fagan
4.0 out of 5 stars Last supper... good film a few laughs.
Loved it. This group of people tired of having the Christian white way be the one in charge more or less... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars whatever you do, don't take a sip of the bad wine
The Last Supper is a pretty funny dark comedy. It's about a group of grad students that invite people over to their homes to have late night discussion groups around the dinner... Read more
Published 8 months ago by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but dark!
If you don't like dark comedy, you won't like this. If you love it, you love the movie. We always search out dark, unexpected comedy and really liked the movie.
Published 9 months ago by Karen
1.0 out of 5 stars Gratuitous Political Overindulgence
Within the first five minutes of the film, one instantly grasps the extreme liberal political message Dan Rosen wrote into this very unfunny, sophomoric movie. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Wired4Sound
2.0 out of 5 stars The Movie "The Last Supper"
I just did not like the movie. I do not like movies where people go around killing others just because they do not like their views on life. The movie was just too complicated.
Published 10 months ago by J. F. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great dark comedy with a twist...
I thought this movie was funny and cute with interesting characters, an unusual plot, some dark humor, lots of cameos and a great final twist at the end. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
I love the characters in this movie. Over educated over opinionated YUPPIES who decide to take justice into their own hands. It is funny, and intelligent. I loved it.
Published 13 months ago by jaketheputty
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