|THE LAST SUPPER (director: Stacy Title; screenwriter: Dan Rosen; cinematographer: Paul Cameron; editor: Luis Colina; music: Mark Mothersbaugh; cast: Cameron Diaz (Jude), Ron Eldard (Pete), Annabeth Gish (Paulie), Jonathan Penner (Marc), Courtney B. Vance (Luke), Ron Perlman (Norman Arbuthnot), Jason Alexander (anti-environmentalist), Nora Dunn (Sheriff Stanley), Charles Durning (the Reverend Hutchens), Bill Paxton (Zack); Runtime: 92; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Matt Cooper/Larry Weinberg; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; 1995)|
|"A vacuous black comedy set
among frustrated liberals."
by Dennis Schwartz
vacuous black comedy set among frustrated and smug
Midwestern grad school housemates, who every Sunday
dine together in their garage. It's a disturbing
film, trying to be too clever, that will probably
take away your appetite for such insubstantial
satire that do not meet expectations. In director
Stacy Title's ("Let the Devil Wear
Black"/"Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror")
slight hands, the revolting debut film never pleases.
It has five left-wing students--Cameron Diaz, Ron
Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Courtney B. Vance,
and Jonathan Penner--serve
poisoned alcohol to obnoxious right-wing bigoted
extremists invited in for a meal and after dinner they
bury them in their garden. The undeveloped script by
Dan Rose remains a crude attempt at sophomoric
political comedy. The vics include Bill Paxton as a
racist trucker, Mark Harmon as a male chauvinist, Ron
Perlman as an antagonistic right-wing
television personality and Charles Durning as a
intended as an "Arsenic and Old Lace" for
the 90's, the schematic plot failed to
reach that high mark in comedy.
REVIEWED ON 9/4/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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