Title: The Invitation
Release Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 94 minutes
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?
It has been awhile since I’ve watched a movie that I thought was really good. Before you read any farther, I’m going to let you know I really, really recommend this movie.
I watch and read lots of mysteries, suspense, and thrillers, and often figure out what will happen next. Or in the case of mysteries, I’ll figure out who the killer is early on. That was not the case with this movie. I kept guessing what was going to happen next, and was surprised almost every time because something else happened instead.
This movie did progress slowly, but to me it didn’t matter because I was anxious to see what would happen next. I really enjoyed that the main character, Will, kept observing and questioning things that were happening. For example, one of the hosts locked the front door, and Will instantly inquired as to why. I thought this was a wonderful example how in society, just to be polite and not make waves, people will often let things go that they really should be reacting to.
After you watch this one, I would love to know what you have to think. And I don’t often watch movies a second time, but I will be making an exception for this one.