Would You Rather (2012)

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A rich man invites eight poor, troubled, hurting people to his mansion with the promise of help if they will play and win a game he has devised. This being one of “those” movies, naturally his game involves forcing them to do terrible things to each other and themselves.

And that’s it, folks. Nothing more, nothing less. This is a sick, derivative, mean-spirited entry in the torture porn genre. It is wholly unpleasant, grueling to sit through, not at all clever, has no sense of humor, and its characters exist solely to be dispatched in heinous ways. It’s not even well-acted and the music is shitty.Former porn actress Sasha Grey has a very uninspiring turn in it, if that gives you some idea of what you’re in for. The notion that some of these familiar character actors read this script and thought it would make for a good IMDb credit boggles the mind.

During my movie review exercise, I consider it a privilege to dig up interesting films you can enjoy and appreciate, along with burying those that would waste your time and sensibilities. Do yourself a favor: Find this film in your Netflix queue right now and give it a thumbs-down rating sight-unseen. Trust me, you would rather.

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