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"The Last Supper"

by Leslie Rigoulot

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January 22, 1996

I love dark comedy, so of course I thoroughly enjoyed "The Last Supper". Here's the premise: a group of liberal grad students meet once a week for dinner and discussion. Everything changes when a red neck truck driver joins the group on a rainy night and well, it becomes his last supper. Feeling that they have actually accomplished some good, the group decides to continue their good work by inviting more conservatives to dinner.

The liberals are Cameron Diaz, Annabeth Gish, Ron Eldard, Jonathan Penner and Courtney Vance. And on the conservative side we have Bill Paxton, Jason Alexander, Charles Durning, Mark Harmon and as a Rush Limbaugh clone, Ron Perlman. Considering that this is Stacy Title's feature directorial debut, it is amazingly sharp. In today's divisive political climate, where compromise is a dirty word, "The Last Supper" raises not only timely questions but moral dilemmas as well.

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