Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer) (2007)





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A failed composer takes in an aspiring novelist/dilettante, only to find himself pushed to the edge of insanity when his charity is taken for granted in this simmering black comedy from director Alan Cumming. John Vandermark (Cumming) has a sizable weak spot for handsome young artists. Upon meeting down-on-his-luck writer Sebastian St. German (David Boreanaz), the sympathetic musician is stirred to help the budding novelist by offering him room and board. It doesn't take long, however, for the generous host to realize that his good will is being trampled by his brash young tenant. When Vandermark discovers that St. German has been sleeping with every woman in sight while casually brushing off his own thinly-veiled advances, the stage is set for an explosive confrontation.
Comedy , Horror
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Alan Cumming
as Johnathan Vandermark
David Boreanaz
as Sebastian St. Germain
Anne Heche
as Helen
Carrie Fisher
as Reporter
Jane Lynch
as Ingrid
Karen Black
as Renee
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Critic Reviews for Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer)

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Film Blather

Black comedy, bleak horror.

Full Review… | January 23, 2009

Audience Reviews for Suffering Man's Charity (Ghost Writer)

this black comedy is just ok and frankly not that funny at all an all star cast pretty much gets wasted here.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

This was one extremely disturbing movie. I didn't expect this from Alan Cumming, but I was impressed.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

I rate this two stars only because the two lead actors tried so very hard, and actually performed well despite the stinking pit of a movie they had the misfortune of being cast in. I usually love black comedies, but this is more farce than anything else. There's very little comedy, and it tries so hard to be shocking, and just completely fails. I was very disappointed in this.

Amanda Hendsbee
Amanda Hendsbee

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