The Invitation

Standard

The Invitation begins with a car ride to a dinner party. Will (Logan Marshall-Green) has gotten an invitation from his ex-wife, whom he has not (nor has anyone else) seen in two years. He and his new girlfriend, Kira (Emayatzy Corinealdi), travel together and along the way, a bad omen begins the night: They accidentally run over and mortally wound a small coyote that Will has to mercifully put out of its misery, lest it suffer.

The awkwardness of the evening only intensifies from there. Will and Kira meet his ex-wife Eden (Tammy Blanchard) and her new lover David (Michiel Huisman), and a house full of guests to celebrate Eden’s breakthrough in coping with misery. We learn that she and Will had had a child together who died. Both of them had different ways of coping and their relationship crumbled. Eden’s way of coping was by joining a group that seems terrifyingly like a cult.

Continue reading