Out today on DVD is this interesting and thought provoking film “Living Things.” There is a synopsis below from the distribution company, let me explain it from my point of view.
Rhona and husband Steven will be entertaining her rather abrasive father-in-law. However, Steven is caught up with something else and is delayed in his arrival.
Rhona must now entertain Leo, something that is as distrustful to her as meat. Rhona is a Vegan, she doesn’t eat or wear anything that use to have a face. This is foreign to Leo who loves his bacon cheeseburgers even though he had a heart attack a year prior.
A delicious looking Vegan meal is served. Leo makes an effort to eat the meal, but really can’t get into the healthy life-style that Rhona has been into since she was 12-years-old.
Soon, Leo, who fancies himself an expert debater, wants to go after Rhona and Rhona is ready and waiting.
Before you can say “eat a carrot” the two are going at it and things are getting viscous.
Rhona has something she wanted to tell her husband in private, but that becomes impossible and things only get worse from there.
Rhona, a yoga instructor committed to a vegan lifestyle, must entertain Leo, her red meat-loving, blue collar father-in-law, as she waits for her husband to join them for dinner. When Leo attempts to apologize for a past insult, he instead opens up a debate that challenges her belief system. Their conversation quickly escalates into a heated argument that scrutinizes animal cruelty, climate change, health, morality, and spirituality.
Endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and reminiscent of the classic film My Dinner With Andre, Living Things presents a compelling dialogue about humanity and the benefits of a healthier, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.
Actors Rhoda Jordan and Ben Siegler are the only two actors that are on screen through the whole film. Lesser actors would find this a daunting task. These two actors are as good as any two actors could be in a film such as “Living Things.” It never gets boring, with the audience waiting to see what will come out of the mouths of these two completely different people next.
Check this film out today, it’s sure to make you laugh and gasp.
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