Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”
Spoiler warning. I rented this because of who directed it, and I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it. It’s not so much a bona-fide thriller as a study of manners. Like an evil episode of “Seinfeld,” the main character is forced by social customs to do things he desperately does not want to do. The plot is unnecessarily contrived, but at least it makes good on all the setup: The dialogue and the nuances are right; these five characters seem unique and realistic. Unfortunately, the film blows it all in the final fifteen seconds with an inexplicable, gratuitous twist ending.