A Banquet

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Feb 18, 2022

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Synopsis

Widowed mother Holly (Sienna Guillory) is radically tested when her teenage daughter Betsey (Jessica Alexander) experiences a profound enlightenment and insists that her body is no longer her own, but in service to a higher power. Bound to her newfound faith, Betsey refuses to eat but loses no weight. In an agonizing dilemma, torn between love and fear, Holly is forced to confront the boundaries of her own beliefs.

Cast

  • Jessica Alexander
  • Ruby Stokes
  • Rina Mahoney
  • Jonathan Nyati
  • Walter Van Dyk

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Metacritic

75
Sep 17, 2021

All four main actors deliver great performances.

Metacritic review by Jared Mobarak
Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
40
Sep 17, 2021

Justin Bull’s screenplay comes up short, failing to adequately capture the depth of its teen’s encounter with the abyss — her anorexia is the aftermath of an apocalyptic revelation — and to integrate it into the more comprehensible domestic tensions that serve as the plotless film’s only framework.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
58
Sep 17, 2021

The film rockets toward an ending that’s somehow both sewed right up and blown wide open. Since neither interpretation really satisfies, it dilutes much of the creepy power that has come before. Instead, Bull’s script offers answers no one asked for.

Kate Erbland
IndieWire