Last Supper, The

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +2

Content: -3

In a small Iowa college town, five graduate studentsthree men and two womenroom together in a large old house. These flaming intellectual liberals are portrayed by Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner, Annabeth Gish and Courtney Vance. One rainy night, a radical right winger picks up one of the students whose car is stalled and is invited to have dinner with the grad students. Their guest's radical views on Jews, black people and liberals are so infuriating that one of the students stabs him. At first, they are terrified, but eventually decide that this is a good way to rid the world of bigoted conservatives. So, on several occasions the five liberals invite a conservative to dinner and eliminate him or her with poisoned wine. These include a Catholic priest prejudiced against AIDS victims, a right to life advocate, a homosexual bigot, and a woman opposed to using foul language. A young woman opposed to sex education and condom distribution is almost poisoned, but a radical conservative talk show host invited to dinner gets the upper hand. The actors are competent and there are some humorous moments, but overall the film is gruesome and depressing.

Although some of the conservatives are vicious and misguided, the film demeans all conservatives. The conservative talk show host makes some wise, profound comments, but he too turns out to be a deceptive, dangerous individual. Further, viewers are assaulted with numerous obscenities and profanities, one explicit sex fondling scene with near breast nudity, and another scene of self-gratification with no nudity. Some of the victims experience rather gory or horrifying deaths. Although the film presents some reasonable messages, it is mostly a misleading, sometimes malicious, liberal propaganda piece. And it has more than its share of offensive foul language, sex and gore.

Preview Reviewer: John Evans
Sony Pictures Releasing, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (16) times - Mild 7, Moderate 9

Obscene Language: Many (41) times - F-word 29, s-word 10, others 2

Profanity: Several (10) times - Regular 6 (J,C,G), Exclamatory 4

Violence: Many times - Moderate (man and woman stabbed, several persons poisoned, hand fighting, striking with shovel, rough treatment)

Sex: None, but explicit fondling scen

Nudity: Near nudity once - breast

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Suggestive scene of man and woman in bed; self-gratification scene; fondling scene

Drugs: Many times (wine and liquor drinking at dinner; several persons poisoned)

Other: Conservatives portrayed as cruel and misguided

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Intended Audience: Adults

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