The Invitation: A Diffi-Cult Video

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Old friends. Good wine. Awkward silences. Casual viewing of death videos.

The Invitation is an independent thriller from director Karyn Kusama. Widely released in 2016 this film was produced entirely independently and then enjoyed a limited release and was scooped up by Netflix. Due to the timing of the film the original cast which included Luke Wilson, Zachary Quinto and Topher Grace was replaced with lesser known actors.

The Invitation revolves around Will and Eden – a divorced couple whose relationship ended when their child dies in a tragic accident. After two years of Eden being missing, she sends invites to her old friends for a lavish party. At the party we learn that she, her new boyfriend and their friends have all joined a cult and have a surprise for their old friends.

Join the TPM crew as they debate the best strategy for getting hooked into a cult. After combining all of their ideas into the ultimate money-making cult the TPM Dream Team dig into the instant classic ‘The Invitation’.

Show segments:

  • Debate Topic (02:48): What is the best way to grow your cult?
  • Movie Review (11:47): The Invitation (2016)
  • What Would You Do Differently? (52:35)
  • Awards (56:54)
  • Final Cut (01:01:19): Movie review scores from hosts and guests

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