Anyone who missed a Paul Bartel film from the late '70's or '80's simply hasn't lived. You can't possibly critique true comedy nor even begin to touch the cult classics without knowing the distasteful works of either John Waters or Paul Bartel. Without doubt, Eating Raoul was one of the best comedies of it's time & still holds up very well almost 30 years later.
The Blands are not your average couple even though they have dreams of purchasing a building for their very own resataurant. We must get this out on the table first. They are also happily married but sleep in separate beds as neither subscribes to intimacy. How ironic it must be to live in an apartment building full of swingers who are constantly looking to have nothing more than a good time.
Unfortunately, their dreams of buying this building are nearly squandered as Mr.Bland has no career to speak of & Mrs. Bland makes a small living working as a nurse. Mr. Bland makes a failed attempt to sell 6 of his finest wine bottles in hopesof saving for the down payment but they are stolen by con artist. The Mrs. makes an earnest attempt at borrowing money from a local bank which turns disastrous on account of a very obnoxious swinger.
After Mary Bland is nearly assaulted by one of the swingers in their apartment, her husband accidentally kills the man by hitting him over the head with a frying pan. Discovering the dead body has hundreds of dollars in cash on his person, the two devise a diabolical plot to murder society's trashier lot assuming that all swingers are loaded with cash.
All goes fairly well until Raoul steps into the picture. Raoul is a handsome thief who makes his living doing anything underhanded & wants in on the Blands' plan. In fact, he has also devised a plan of his own to earn them an additional cut. What Mr. Bland doesn't know is Raoul also happens to be in love with Mary & will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
Perhaps one of the funniest dark comedies ever made, Eating Raoul warrants repeated viewings. You will find yourself slapping your knees or laughing out loud each time you see it. Watch it with your open minded friends. Eating Raoul is a hoot!
Paul and Mary Bland are a quiet couple who stumble upon a plan to get rich quick: They place a dominatrix ad in the paper to lure rich perverts to their apartment and then bop them on the head - hard - and steal their money. A petty crook named Raoul discovers their scam and wants in: He'll take the bodies, sell them to a dog food factory, and split the profit with them. Everything is going fine until Raoul decides he wants more than the bodies - he wants Mary. This famous … more