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About the Movie
A handsome young man is kept hostage to be fattened up for dinner. He is the main course for an eccentric cannibal couple, unless he can seduce the lovely, oppressed wife to set him free before the sashimi appetizers begin.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 4.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Glory's inconsistent characterization defeats rather than builds tension, and the tepid soon gives way to the ridiculous ...
Rotten: [It] forgets a vital piece of the equation: Jokes work better when they're funny.
Rotten: Ultimately "Serving Up Richard" feels about as substantial as a Happy Meal (which this poor guy assuredly is not).
Rotten: After a promising entrapment scene that offers some casually eerie narrative details, the film collapses, lurching awkwardly between a variety of tones and intentions.
Serving up Richard
A horror movie buff I am not but any movie with consummate actress, Susan Priver, deserves my attention. Having previously seen Priver in "What's up Scarlet", I knew I could expect a great performance. I was not disappointed. As the executive producer and lead actress, Priver delivered a convincing and compelling performance of an unstable woman willing to do the unthinkable; cannabalize unsuspecting victims, procured by her depraved husband(Jude Ciccolella). The role Ciccollea played was convincing and his occasional morbid humor,disarming.
Yes, there is enough blood and gore to entertain the "Horror movie junkie" but there were also ample helpings of riveting, psychotic behavior, for any cadre of mental health professionals to explore. Fear is a most powerful tool used for control, persuasion and manipulation. Glory(Priver), was able to personify the fragile psyche necessary for complete submission to her malevolent husband(Ciccollela).
The arrival of Richard Rubens(Ross McCall), who was to become the "Main course), provided a glimer of hope for Glory's rescue and recovery . Ross McCall's role was believable and Richard(McCall), was able to utilize his own manipulation skills to help Glory harness whatever sanity she could grasp. Of course, Richard's master manipulation was a reflection of his own survival instincts, not his need to rescue Glory.
Priver was able to "Hit it out of the park" in her role of Glory. I would recommend this movie to those who enjoy a blend of suspense,mental instability and yes, some blood and gore too. Great ending as well.
Bravo to a great cast and especially to the very talented, Susan Priver!