Would You Rather (2012)
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman unknowingly agrees to compete in a deadly game of “Would You Rather,” hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
Genre : Horror/Thriller
Country : USA
Brittany Snow : Iris
Jeffrey Combs : Shepard Lambrick
Jonny Coyne : Bevans
David Guy Levi
Uh … if there was such a thing as a D category for movies, then this one deserved it. This was a storyline where boredom hits fast, with incredible events and a predictable ending that sucks.
The negative things first.
First, I think that the background of the eight contenders could be explained somewhat better. Ultimately, we only know that there is an ex-alcoholic, a gambler, a crippled woman, a goth whose child was drowned by her ex-husband (I assume), a veteran and the leading actress Iris (Brittany Snow) is someone with a seriously ill brother. That the latter plays along to save her brother’s life, we know. It’s a missed opportunity to explain a bit gradually about the others and their motivations to participate.
Thirdly. Why would the doctor (clearly a winner of the previous years) go there on his own. He should have known this was doomed to fail !!!!
Positive part was the acting of Jeffrey Combs as the sadistic Lambrick (diabolical smiles) and Jonny Coyne as the butler ergo bouncer / cleanup helper. The son of Lambrick can be nominated for an Oscar as “Best useless Supporting Actor” or “Worst acting performance.” He’s probably a friend of the son of the director.