Film: The Last Supper
The Last Supper is a 1995 film directed by Stacy Title. It stars Cameron Diaz, Ron Eldard, Annabeth Gish, Jonathan Penner and Courtney B. Vance as five liberal graduate school students who invite a string of right-wing extremists to dinner in order to murder them.
This film provides examples of:
- Accidental Murder: The first one, at least. It inspires the others.
- Black and Gray Morality: While the right-wingers the group is pursuing are certainly dicks, it becomes increasingly clear that the students are being far worse than the extremists ever were.
- Deconstruction: Of out-of-control liberalism and political correctness, not to mention of extremism in general.
- Even Evil Has Standards: "The dinners aren't even very good anymore!"
- Godwin's Law: "You encounter a young painter by the name of Adolf Hitler."
- Hannibal Has a Point: Norman Arbutnot makes these at the dinner scene with the students and that is why they decide to let him live.
- Hero Antagonist: A female police officer snoops around the group while investigating the murders.
- Jerkass Victim: How the characters justify the murders.
- Kill Them All: The final scenes imply that Ron Perlman's character switches the poison and kills all the grad students.
- The Last Title: The title.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: The students believe that this is the best way to handle people who they consider morally or ideologically wrong.
- Murder Makes You Crazy
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Ron Perlman's outspoken, cigar-chomping, right-wing pundit is very reminiscent of Rush Limbaugh at the time of filming.
- Not So Different: The whole point of the film is pointing out how the students are being little better than the extremists they believe they're punishing, if not worse.
- Redemption Equals Death: The main characters ended up seeing that they are no different than the people that they are poisoning but they ended up being poisoned by Normon when he figures out their actions.
- Sliding Scaleof Idealism Versus Cynicism: Extremely cynical.
- Villain Protagonist: The characters start out sympathetic, but some begin to slide into villainy pretty quickly. They are pursued by a Hero Antagonist.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist (who kill other Well-Intentioned Extremists)