The Last Supper (1995)
It's murder for dinner...with impeccable table manners.
Director: Stacy Title.
Starring: Cameron Diaz (Jude), Nora Dunn (Sheriff Stanley), Ron Eldard (Pete), Annabelle Gish (Paulie), Jonathan Penner (Marc), Ron Perlman (Norman Arbuthnot), Courtney B. Vance (Luke).
Cameos: Jason Alexander, Rachel Chagall, Charles Durning, Bryn Erin, Pamela Gien, Mark Harmon, Warren Hutcherson, Bill Paxton, Nicholas Sadler.
A group of upper class liberal college students decide to kill people who disagree with their political beliefs via arsenic laced wine at their weekly Sunday dinners. Power drunkenness and guilty consciences rifle through the group and come to a head when they get their political "would-be-Hitler" seated at their table.
This is an intelligent black comedy with a unique style, exceptionally well written dialogue, strong performances and very eclectic music choices. A gem.
Favorite line: "This was in the paper today. They want to do another Gay Pride Parade. I mean do you really think a bunch of Gays and Lesbians strutting through town constitutes a parade? Does anybody remember what it was like when we were kids and we had parades that meant something, that were about real wonderfully festive events with people dressed in wonderfully inventive costumes like kings and queens...you know, actually now that I think about it, that does sound a little bit like a Gay Pride March.”
This is worth a buy.
First published in 2004 on The Perlman Pages.