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The Last Supper (1996)

1 rating: 3.0
A movie directed by Stacy Title

Painted in mile-wide strokes of black satirical comedy,The Last Supperturns intolerance into a parlor trick, then repeats it ad nauseam in case we missed the joke. Still, redundancy can be fun when applied to the premeditated murder of right-wing extremists … see full wiki

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Director: Stacy Title
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A Sinister Superiority Complex

  • Mar 7, 2009
Rating:
+3
Have you ever wondered what hardcore liberals dream of doing to their right-wing adversaries? In "The Last Supper," the audience gets to see just that. Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard and Annabeth Gish head up a quintet of superior-minded liberals who quickly gain a taste for murder after helping out a right-wing nutjob (Bill Paxton).

When Paxton goes too far at the supper table, it costs him his life. This sets into motion a string of murders by the five like-minded friends. They invite right-wing enemies to their supper table and throw questions at them in order to determine whether the conservative lives or dies.

As the bodies pile up, the lust for blood grows stronger in some members of the group. The local sheriff (a solid Nora Dunn) is also growing suspicious of the group and the wonderful tomatoes that begin to grow in their back yard.

Soon enough, the group encounters the holy grail of all conservatism, a loudmouthed Rush Limbaugh-type character played to perfection by Ron Perlman. When he proves to be a strong adversary, the group unravels and begins to argue with itself about whether or not Perlman should live or die.

In the end, though, Perlman's fate is determined. Does he live or die? You'll have to watch this dark comedy to find out.

The strongest performances in "The Last Supper" come via Perlman and Courtney B. Vance, who plays one of the loftiest of the five murderers. Gish and Eldard are exceptionally over-the-top in their performances, actually weakening the film a bit.

Overall, this film takes no sides in the political arena. Sure leftist loonies appear to have the upper hand throughout, but conservatives get a few punches in too.

I recommend this film to liberals so that they can live out some of their wildest fantasies. Extreme right-wingers are given their just desserts. I also recommend this film to conservatives because it gives a hilarious look into the lives lefties who believe they know what's best for everyone but, when given a strong adversary, fall all to pieces and actually turn on one another.

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