Gravy reminded us a lot of Would You Rather? or Cheap Thrills in its mechanics. Unlike those two, this one is played primarily for laughs, but that same sort of wickedly fun "playing a deadly game" with a room full of people vibe was definitely present here.
Maybe they'd all make for a fun triple feature or something.
Halloween night, a clown, Robin Hood, and a slutty Catwoman take the patrons of a Mexican Cantina hostage, because they're hungry; not for Mexican food, but for human flesh! That's right, the costumed friends are cannibals, and every year they head out to do their own twisted brand of trick 'r treating, which involves eating people, and a lot of pop culture references for some reason.
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That's about it, plot-wise.
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The cast is mostly made up of lesser-known, B-grade actors (the most recognizable being Gabourey Sidibe and Sarah Silverman, if that tells you anything), all of whom do a solid job with their roles. As thin as the story is, and as uneventful as the movie was in the second act, it was the cast who livened things up and kept us interested in seeing it through. It was a great ensemble.
Fun Fact: For a minute there, I actually thought that Michael Weston was Charlie Day. Turns out they're pretty similar.
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It also felt like there was really no overall point to the movie, which didn't help things much either.
It's probably worth a rent for most people.
Gravy is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.