The Invitation (2015 film)

2015 film directed by Karyn Kusama

The Invitation is a 2015 film about a man who accepts an invitation to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife, an unsettling affair that reopens old wounds and creates new tensions.

Directed by Karyn Kusama. Written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi.
There is nothing to be afraid of.  taglines


  • I'm so glad you're here. We have a lot to talk about. So much to say tonight.
  • Each one of us is on a journey and we feel it's important to be on this journey with the people you love.
  • It's too big for any of us alone.


  • Maybe I wasn't prepared to be here tonight.
  • It's not about grief or counseling, or family. It's about fucking denial.
  • Something dangerous is going on, and we're all just ignoring it because David brought some good wine!


  • Grief, anger, depression, abuse... it's all just chemical reactions.


  • Forgiveness doesn't have to wait. I'm free to forgive myself and so are you. It's a beautiful thing. It really is.


Kira: Will. Will. Hey. I asked if you were okay.
Will: Sorry.
Kira: You know, we don't have to do this. We can just go home.
Will: I'll be fine.
Kira: [looking at their invitation] God, this thing is so thick. Official.
Will: Maybe they're overcompensating. It's kind of hard to call everybody up out of the blue after two years.

Will: You look different, Edie.
Eden: I am different. I'm free. All that useless pain, it's gone. It's something anyone can have, Will, and I want you to have it too.

Miguel: Will thinks you guys are on pills. Figuratively.
David: You think we're crazy?
Will: I-I never said that.
David: It's okay, I'm not offended. A lot of people think we're crazy. But I doubt they're as happy as we are.


  • There is nothing to be afraid of.
  • There is no darkness. Just reunion.
  • There's a plan for us.
  • I'm free. All that useless pain is gone.
  • Tonight is the night our faith becomes real.


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