Isaacs Picture Conclusions

THE INVITATION (2015) FOUR…. WELL SHIT I BETTER NOT SPOIL IT

invite1As I always struggle with time (as well as typing) I have particularly been lax on this piece because I couldn’t find a suitable poster for my main-page-theme. I don’t love the one above but I went with it anyway because the one I like, below, is more oblong than letter and I kept waiting and waiting for something new to come out but nothing ever did so, in the interest of generating something about something I actually liked, let’s press on.

invite2A guy and his new lady are going to a party. The party is being thrown by his ex-wife and her new man at the house they lived in when their son was killed. He hasn’t really gotten over the death yet and he’s mopey and shaggy but they are going anyway because they’re classy. Like me. #tits what?? There, they are greeted with fondness by a collection of friends and while the guy is standing there, he looks to his right and a chick is standing there with a tee-shirt on and not pants or underwear. Say what?? #taco

invite3I liked this movie quite a bit – I even loved some of it – but we have to address that this is VERY slow. Like – if I wasn’t trapped on a plane with nothing else to do, I would probably have started fiddling with my iPad or something else. But it really does pick up about 2/3rds into it so, if you can wait that long without playing Angry Birds 2 or Toy Defense Fantasy you’ll be in good shape. I don’t really want to get into the plot too much and offer up some spoilers.

invite5I was actually really impressed by the guy from Devil – he did a good job being all sullen and stare-y. Another thing – I watched this twice (because it was the better option than the shit horror I had) (Knock Knock) and the second time, I watched it from the point of view of what must be going on outside of the house and I kind of liked it a little better that way. The only thing I kind of didn’t like was the bald guy from The Drew Carey show. I like him and think he’s a good actor but I didn’t think he fit in with this group of 30 somethings and when he told his story, I could only think of him and Mimi wearing matching Mumus so it didn’t resonate. If that reference is lost on you, I do apologize.

invite4I also liked the girl who played Sadie – I swear I’d seen her before but I guess I haven’t. I’ve seen some folks compare this to the beautiful Coherence but, I think, aside from being set mainly in one setting for most of the movie, that might be about it. I think this is a solid movie to give a shot at but Coherence is far better in my opinion.

invite6Also – I wasn’t disappointed in the end – well – let’s white this out: I wish they wouldn’t have made it so noisy. It would have been PERFECT without all of the sirens and dogs barking and shit like that. Like – if the two of them were just staring at all of those lights in silence, that would have been much better for me.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

36 comments

  1. GaryGreg828

    I actually watched this a few weeks ago. I thought it was okay. It’s one of those films I don’t have a strong opinion for. I could see someone loving or hating it, and I wouldn’t disagree, either way. The lead greatly resembles Tom Hardy; so much that when I saw the trailer I thought it was indeed Tom Hardy.

    So, you have seen “Knock, Knock” and it was really bad? Or you just think it looks really bad? I skipped it b/c I can’t separate Keanu Reeves from John Wick, anymore, and I’m not watching John Wick get subjected to torture by a couple of 20 year old sorority girls.

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      • SSC,

        Will add Space Station 76 – remind me when I get home to take a look see for it!

        Love,

        JJB

        PS: It is thinking that It needs to arrange a movie watching with It sometime. Maybe that new Amityville. I will have to catch up the last miserable one and then we must write – we can’t have any unfinished business.

        #completist

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      • theipc

        Dear SBJB,

        Sounds good!! Here’s your reminder!! I hope you like it!

        Love,

        SPSC

        PS. Sounds good!! It just watched the trailer and it doesn’t look so good.

        #theflies

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