Directed by E.L. Katz
After down-and-out family man Craig (Pat Healy, COMPLIANCE) simultaneously loses his job and is served an eviction notice, he runs into his long-lost deadbeat pal Vince (Ethan Embry, EMPIRE RECORDS) at a local dive bar. As the two drink their troubles away, they are lured by a couple celebrating a birthday (ANCHORMAN’s David Koechner and THE INNKEEPER's Sara Paxton), who shell out obscene wads of cash to Craig and Vince in exchange for taking on harmless bets.The party continues to a strip club and eventually to the couple’s home, where the cash payoffs increase wildly as the challenges become more outrageous, hilarious, illegal and even downright inhuman.
A darkly comic thriller, CHEAP THRILLS follows the one-night descent of two friends participating in a series of escalating paid dares to entertain a wealthy couple with a twisted sense of humor.
Cast: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner
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Actually really good
Would you abandon your morality,and even more, your humanity for obscene amounts of cash? This movie explores that question in such a gritty and convincing way that even I began to question my own limits. Such a superbly written and acted exploration into the mettle of man. Ethan Embry is such an underrated actor, and his performance in this film proves that he deserves far more credit than he gets. 10 out of 10 for sure.
This is one of those movies where if it hooks you, it hooks you. The way you interpret it is a mirror. Is this a film about the danger of poverty? Is it an interrogation of the "slippery slope"? The banality of evil?
Interesting tale of how far one would go to provide for his family. Tense, horrifying and sad. Well acted.