Movie: The Last Supper


Directed by Stacy Title

The Last Supper, by Dan Rosen, supposedly dares to take on deep subjects
in a vein of sarcastic humor. But, what it says is that liberals, because of
their belief, have the right to pass death sentences on opponents. The story was
amusing at times and there was some comedy in the film, but it didn\'t really go
anywhere. The most famous actor in the film was Mark Harmon, and they showed
him for about one minute, before he got killed.
The movie takes place in Ames, Iowa. The film is about five liberal
graduate students living together, (three males and two females) that enjoy
inviting different guest over every Sunday for dinner. The students indulge
their sense of superiority by inviting those that they regard as being less
enlightened. They enjoy having different types of discussions dealing with all
different types of topics. Their first guest that we see, ends up being a
trucker who gives one of the five students a lift home because his car broke
down. They invite the trucker in to eat, because they had an extra seat at the
table and their originally invited guest could not make it for dinner. The
trucker ends up being an anti-Semite and he is also an ex-marine. Immediately
after the trucker sits down at the table to eat he starts pointing out to the
five students that he hates Jews and that they always try to bargain down
anything that they buy. All five of the students are stunned by the remarks
that the trucker is making, especially one of the students that is Jewish. They
all get into a heated argument and the trucker goes out of control; in addition,
he grabs the Jewish student and puts a knife to his throat. They are all
shocked by this and they immediately attempt to calm the trucker down. He
releases the Jewish student and then breaks an arm of another student who was
trying to free the Jewish student. The Jewish student picks up a butcher\'s
knife and stabs the trucker in the back, which eventually kills the trucker. At
this point the movie picks up a little. They all begin to contemplate about
what to do with the body. They decide on burying the body in the back yard.
They said it would cause a lot of problems if they contacted the police. They
all agreed at this time that killing the trucker was only good for society.
After they had buried the trucker they all sat down and they decided that from
now on they would poison their guest depending on whether they thought that the
guest was harmful to society.
Their next guest was a Priest, who really thought that the gay movement
was wrong. The priest believed that being a homosexual was really a disease and
that AIDS was the cure for this disease. They quickly poured him a glass of
poisonous wine and he was killed soon afterwards. It became sort of a game
because the guests wouldn\'t even make it to the salad before dying. In total
they had killed about eleven people including a seventeen-year old girl who was
against the distribution of condoms and the teaching of sex education in high
school. I think that at this point they all have realized that everything has
really gotten out of control.
The director seems to miss out on a few flaws that I observed while
watching the film. When the trucker breaks one of the student\'s arms,
nonetheless, you see the student with a cast in the following scene. The scene
after that you see the student using a rifle and playing a game called skeet
shooting. That is where a disk is thrown into the air and the person with the
rifle attempts to shoot it down. In that particular scene he doesn\'t have a
cast on his arm. Two scenes later you see the same student playing a game of
skeet shooting again and all of a sudden he has the cast on his arm and he is
firing the gun just fine. Did the director forget to observe that scene? I
guess it was such a low budget film that they could not afford to hire some
professional editors. The director shows some very symbolic scenes in the movie,
and that is were small bushes begin growing from each grave in the yard. Later
on in the movie the bushes had tomatoes growing from them. These tomatoes
symbolized the blood of the people