The Last Supper 1996

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The Last Supper ★★½ 1996 (R)

First-time feature director Title dishes out an extremely black comedy about a group of liberal roommates who accidentally kill a racist marine they've invited to dinner. This leads to the devious plan of inviting more right wingers over, baiting them into arguments about controversial topics, then killing and burying them in a vegetable garden. Somehow manages to avoid excessive preachiness despite taking on all political comers. Not exactly a great feast, but there's enough tasty snacks to be satisfying. Performances are good and the victims (led by Perlman's Limbaugh turn) really shine. Too bad their characters aren't on screen very long before they become tomato fertilizer. 91m/C VHS, DVD . Cameron Diaz, Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner, Courtney B. Vance, Nora Dunn, Ron Perlman, Jason Alexander, Charles Durning, Mark Harmon, Bill Paxton; D: Stacy Title; W: Dan Rosen; C: Paul Cameron; M: Mark Mothersbaugh.