The Invitation

Synopsis: 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?
Director(s): Karyn Kusama
Production: Drafthouse Films
  4 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

We're all consenting adults.

It's good to see you again, Ben.

You, too.

It's been way too long.


I'm just here for the food.

What were you guys

talking about?

Not my business.

I was just telling will

that pain is optional.

It is?

Why didn't anyone

tell me that before now?

I know.

But it's actually really simple.

All those negative emotions,

grief, anger, depression,

is all just chemical reactions.

It's entirely physical, and

it's completely changeable.

Kind of sound like

a pamphlet there, Eden.

You can actually expel

those emotions

from your body and live the

life you want to live.

So you're

shitting out your pain?

I can see you're not interested.

I'm sorry, Eden.

It just sounds fucking crazy.

Eden, what the f*ck?

Until you stop making a

joke out of everything,

you'll never learn a thing.

That's why nobody

cares what you think.


Yeah. Okay.


She fucking gored me, man.

That was loud.

- Oh, it's not...

- For the vegetarians.

Has she been acting

like this all night?

Yeah. David, too.

Look, I'm all for whatever

you gotta do to get by,

especially you two,

with what you went through,

but you didn't lose your mind.

Oh, I didn't?

Not like that.

How are you?

I don't know.

I don't really know how to act.

Well, it's not like the good

old days anymore, you know.


No, it isn't.

Wait. Where's Amanda?

Home with the kids.

- Yeah?

- Pissed.

What? What's up?

Think we hate each other.

That's not good.

Yeah. I know.

But the sex is...

It's so...

- Angry.

I can't get away from it, man.

Um, it's good to see you.

You, too.


Hey, no one cares what I think?


Come on? Really?


Ben, have a glass of wine.

I've let it go already,

and so should you.

I'll always have a drink.


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