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An Exquisite Meal - Movie Review

An Exquisite Meal

Deck the halls with parts of Charlie!  Tired of all the MERRY CHRISTMAS cheer?  Ready to get your head rotated by something more than spiked eggnog?

If so, then the darkly subversive satirical recipe that is An Exquisite Meal is just waiting for you!  

" breathless in its pacing and in its willingness to GO THERE"


 

Full of interesting commentary on the elite and broken into chapters, An Exquisite Meal is breathless in its pacing and in its willingness to GO THERE when it comes to hosting the most memorable dinner party this holiday season as a surface level well-to-do couple finds themselves in the middle of a surreal nightmare that’s full of the kind of punchlines and twists that only filmmaker Luis Buñuel understood.

Have some more wine!  Live in the moment!  Embrace your hunger!

Because when more and more people arrive - with questionable identities and connections to some of the guests - things get out of hand relatively quickly.  The conversations bounce between artificial insemination, not-for-profit organizations, electricians, The Atlantic, and other observations which quickly go the absurd route.  

But it's all okay as long as the wine continues to be poured!  Or is it?  People are getting hungry after being served only empty words.An Exquisite Meal

With no dinner being served - although there are plenty of brags about the exquisite meal - the party continues, more unknown guests arrive (it’s alright, though, they look intellectual), and the night suddenly gets weird.   The discussions feel disconnected and all over the place - becoming more and more awkward as the evening descends around them.

When the party is interrupted by a shocking diversion, one of the guests goes off on his own and discovers something unexpected about what’s being served for dinner.  As identities unravel, the host tries to maintain control of his carefully orchestrated evening as the party descends into violence, bizarre sexual escapades, and the absurd.

Directed by Robert Bruce Carter and starring Mike Jimerson and Amrita Dhaliwal, the dinner party features performances from Victoria Nugent, Ross Magyar, Mark Pracht, Emily Marso, Bassam Abdelfattah, Siddhartha Rajan and Luke Johnson

An Exquisite Meal will be available On Demand and Digital December 28 from Gravitas Ventures.

What’s for dinner?!

3/5 stars

Film Details

An Exquisite Meal

MPAA Rating: Unrated.
Runtime:
94 mins
Director
: Robert Bruce Carter
Writer:
Robert Bruce Carter
Cast:
Mike Jimerson; Amrita Dhaliwal; Victoria Nugent
Genre
: Horror | Thriller
Tagline:
What the hell is in the oven.
Memorable Movie Quote:
Distributor:
Gravitas Ventures
Official Site:
Release Date:
On Demand and Digital December 28
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:

Synopsis: An affluent couple hosts a dinner party for friends, promising them an amazing meal. As the night goes on, uninvited guests arrive, wine flows, and dinner is strangely delayed. When the party is interrupted by a shocking diversion, one of the guests goes off on his own and discovers something unexpected about what’s being served for dinner. As identities unravel, the host tries to maintain control of his carefully orchestrated evening as the party descends into violence, bizarre sexual escapades, and the absurd.

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