Excerpt: Iris (Brittany Snow) is struggling. Between the bills left behind by her late mother and father, and the bills racking up for her brother's medication and while he waits for a kidney transplant, she's stretched as thin as it gets. One day, she drops in to see Dr. Barden (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), her brother's physician, and another man is there with an offer for her.
Excerpt: Desperate to earn money to care for her ill brother, Iris (Brittany Snow, Pitch Perfect ) accepts an offer to attend a dinner at the home of the wealthy Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs, The Frighteners ) where she and the other guests are promised the opportunity to win large sums of money by participating in a game.
Summary: One might rightly imagine that a game of "would you rather" featuring adult entertainer Sasha Grey at a wealthy man's dinner party might devolve quickly into kink, but this ain't that kind of movie. As ripe as the setup is for more prurient interests—and my, how easily this film could inspire a porn parody— Would You Rather actually falls into the torture -porn category, more concerned with the rending of flesh than the baring of it. (Sorry to disappoint, fellas, but Ms.
Excerpt: Would You Rather has one major asset in an appropriately gothic, larger-than-life performance by Jeffrey Combs, the great, chameleon-like character actor best known for playing a mad scientist in Re-Animator . Combs devours copious scenery as a demented, power-mad Falstaffian figure who gets his sick kicks forcing desperate people to commit crimes against each other as part of a tortured family tradition of sadism and degradation.