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"THE INVITATION"
(2022) (Nathalie Emmanuel, Thomas Doherty) (PG-13)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Heavy
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Horror: An American woman discovers that she has extended family in England, only to learn their gracious invitation for her to join them has nefarious intentions.
PLOT:

Evie (NATHALIE EMMANUEL) is a struggling New York artist who, upon the recent death of her mother, now has no family. Or so she thinks, as a DNA test reveals that she has a British cousin, Oliver Alexander (HUGH SKINNER), who just so happens to be in town. After meeting, he invites her to a lavish wedding in the English countryside at a manor owned by Walter De Ville (THOMAS DOHERTY).

While the head butler, Mr. Fields (SEAN PERTWEE), doesn't seem to think much of her, Walt finds himself smitten with Evie and vice-versa, something that doesn't seem to sit well with the condescending Viktoria (STEPHANIE CORNELIUSSEN), although her younger cohort, Lucy (ALANA BODEN), takes a liking to the newcomer.

As Walt proceeds to sweep Evie off her feet, odd occurrences begin to unnerve the outsider, all of which eventually comes around to the big reveal where Evie finds herself smack dab in the middle of an unexpected nightmare. From that point on, she does what she can to extricate herself from that.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
They might if they're into horror films and/or are fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For terror, violent content, some strong language, sexual content, and partial nudity.


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