Cheap Thrills

Synopsis: Cheap Thrills follows Craig (Pat Healy, Compliance), a struggling family man who loses his low-wage job and is threatened with eviction. In an effort to delay facing the music at home, he heads to a local bar and encounters an old friend (Ethan Embry, Empire Records). The two friends are roped into a round of drinks by a charismatic and obscenely wealthy stranger (David Koechner, Anchorman 2) along with his mysterious wife (Sara Paxton, The Inkeepers). The couple engages the two friends in a series of innocent dares in exchange for money over the course of the evening, with each challenge upping the ante in both reward and boundaries. It seems like easy and much needed money, but the couple's twisted sense of humor pushes just how far Craig and his friend are willing to go for money and cheap thrills. (c) Drafthouse
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): E.L. Katz
Production: Drafthouse Films
  9 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

- It was the opportunity.

- We can make it. Good grief.

Who needs options?


- He's surely not a snooze button?

- Yes, behind the left ear.

- Hit him now not kill.

- No, then. Why do they sleep not?

Okay, I can get this.

Give Dad the glasses.

Give me the glasses.

Av. Av. Give Dad the glasses.

Give Dad the glasses.

- Thank you. You look great.

- I nede no ironing.

You can not see.

- You'll get no coffee.

- You've got to tanks.

- Do you have money?

Yes. Do you take him right?

Okay. All right.

- I love you, friend. Hi there.

- Say hejsa for dad.

Wait, you get talked to Doug

on lnforhjelsen today?

Yes, I talk to him today.

I love you. Hi there.

- Hello.

- Tell me how it went.


you, Craig! Doug will talk to you.

- Yes?

- Hello. How are you Andrea?

We'll cut down unfortunately.

Hi, honey. I come a little later

home, I grab a beer with Enrique.

See you tonight. I love you. Hey.

Give me the money, Craigy.

Vince? Good grief.

You scared the shit out of me.

You need to look over your shoulder.

I told you a hundred times.

It's eons ago,

that we've seen each other.

- Whatever you drink, I'll give.

- Thanks, but I'm going home.

What? We have not seen each other

for five years. You're not going anywhere.

- Is it really five years ago?

- Yes. One drink.

- I'll take one more.

- That he drinks and a whiskey.

What the hell are you doing here?

You're looking obviously for trouble.

My God, are you married?

- Come on. Do you have too kids?

- A son at 15 months.

- Want to see a picture?

- Yes, until the baby.

- His name is Keenan.

- Keenan! In similar.

Yes, same hairstyle.

And it's your wife?

She's beautiful. Congratulations.

You've been busy. Do you have a house

in Silver Lake and a few bulldogs?

- And an office. Do you write more?

- Yes.

So... Do you have pictures, too

in your wallet?

No. I have some on my mobile,

but it will probably not see.

- Want to see them?

- No.


- I love her over there.

- She's hot.

What krver it to score her?

A luxury villa and a Mercedes?

- I have no idea.

- No, you're put in lnker.

- One girl for life. Joker you?

- You think not of it.

I do. When I'm with someone

think I'm already on the next one.

You have shown enough to rake in.

- NLH. Yes.

- Do you get paid the bills?

Yes. I'll be fine.

I'm not rich, but...

Can I ask you something?

When you collect money...

- How's it going so to?

- What do you mean?

Will it always violently? Or

are you talking sometimes with them?

"You owe us money.

You have a spillegld. Pay Now."

- Why?

- I was just...

- Is it research for a book?

- No.

What is this?

- I'm in trouble.

- Okay?

We got the last warning this morning.

If I do not pay in a matter of a

few days, we will be on the street.

- I got fired today.

- I'm sorry to hear that.

- I can give you a few hundred.

- I need 4,500.

This is more than I have.

- Did you ask for a job?

- No, I'm just curious.


Craig, I broke a guy's arm

because of $ 80.

While his daughter looked on.

Can you do something?

Lighten up. You have been

so depressed the last five years.

I'm going to slip on the toilet.

I'll be right back.

Course. Craig Daniels.

Craig Daniels. Fucking hell.


You, Craig. They provide the

next round. Sit down.

They just wanted some company.

So to party.

- Great. do you like tequila?

- Yes, certainly.

Three glasses of your finest tequila, thank you!

No, wait. Give me the whole bottle.

And tranebrjuicen.

- What's In? I'm Colin.

This is my wife Violet.

She's birthday,

so we'd give it a little gas.

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