‘The Invitation’ Review

As Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation opens by gathering its protagonists for a dinner party in a lavish suburban home, its busy scene-setting feels pretty familiar. Subtly expositional – but undeniably well-crafted – dialogue and jarring awkwardness between protagonists makes for entertaining viewing and covers a lot of ground before the twenty minute mark, and as it settles into a brisk, easy pace, what begins as a darkly comic character drama ultimately takes on a more sinister guise entirely.

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