- Actors: Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Tammy Blanchard, Lindsay Burdge
- Directors: Karyn Kusama
- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Rated: Not RatedUnrated
- Studio: The Invitation
- DVD Release Date: July 26, 2016
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 259 customer reviews
- ASIN: B01BSW1NW2
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,278 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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In this taut psychological thriller by Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer's Body), the tension is palpable when Will (Logan Marshall-Green, Prometheus) shows up to his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard, Into the Woods) and new husband David's (Michiel Huisman, "Game of Thrones") dinner party. The pair's tragic past haunts an equally spooky present: Amid Eden's suspicious behavior and her mysterious house guests, Will becomes convinced that his invitation was extended with a hidden agenda. Unfolding over one dark evening in the Hollywood Hills, The Invitation blurs layers of mounting paranoia, mystery, and horror until both Will--and the audience--are unsure what threats are real or imagined.
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The end of the movie is great though I was left with some questions- but then I am nosy and want a tidy little package all tied up when I finish watching a film.
Spoilers ahead- stop if you do not want to know
Starts out these friends are invited to a dinner party. One of the guest is the ex husband (Will) of the party thrower.
We get the feeling of unease right from the start but that would be normal to go to your ex wive (Eden) and new husbands home (your former home) for a dinner party. Boring boring way drug out crap now..........then they finally show a video and alarms go off for some of the guest, one guest even leaving the party. The Husband now locks all the doors to the house, which is not odd except they are double sided dead bolts meaning you need a key to unlock them even from inside the house.
The Story progresses so slowly but finally we learn the divorced couple use to have a son who was died thus all the sadness in the father (Will). We are still not sure why all were invited and it really does not touch on why those particular people would be chosen to attend. Will is suspicious of everything and causes rifts and unease in the house which most guest seem to think is more because of his being the ex of Eden.
Logan Marshall-Green ----Played (Will the Ex Husband) you may know him from Quarry or Madame Bovary. He has many other credits but those are the ones I know him from.
Emayatzy Corinealdi----Played (Kira Will's new love interest) she was Belle in the remake of ROOTS the tv mini-series and she also has others roles but I am not familuar with them.
Tammy Blanchard----Played (Eden The Ex Wife) I do not know her works but when I looked it up she was in Guiding light 16 years ago and has worked steady since, including Elementary Tv Series.
Michiel Huisman ----Played (David The new Husband) you may know from Game of Thrones (TV Series) Daario Naharis or even Orphan Black (TV Series) Cal Morrison.
I will not give away the BIG surprise which by this point you have guessed...and really the best part of the movie is the first 10 mins or so..and the last 20 mins..the rest seems to be filler and not really adding a lot to the story. They could have shortened the film or really worked the script to be more flowing and interesting in the middle. We were ready to shut it off after 30 mins but since I bought it just sure it would be a great film I wanted to push through. DO yourself a favor- skip it or if you must rent it only..
My guess is that the film's slower pace will be appreciated by older (35+) viewers who have some familiarity with longer set-ups (think Rosemary's Baby). Not a masterpiece (like the aforementioned!), but still very entertaining and particularly well-acted by the leads.