There are a number of psychological thrillers out there that use class division as a backdrop for their respective plots, but none quite like “the Entitled”. Far from being just another movie devoted to bashing any particular group, this film focuses on Paul Dynan who is struggling just to make ends meet in a world that pretty much doesn’t give a damn. To say that great effort was made to establish the fact that our central character is downtrodden is a bit of an understatement. In reality however, both the lower and upper class parties portrayed in this movie are equally twisted and apparently lacking in morality to various degrees. However, the entity that we are led to relate to is definitely the poor social outcast camp and time is spent establishing their modus operandi.
The plot of “The Entitled” is not that complex in all reality; you have two groups, one rich, one poor. The rich kids, as expected, are completely in love with themselves, their lifestyle and possessions and make no qualms about looking down their nose at anyone with less than themselves. In contrast, those in the poor camp have had a rough lot in life and are understandably sick and tired of being harassed, manipulated and denigrated by their wealthy counterparts. Due to financial difficulties, our main character devises a plan to hold a few of the more entitled students for ransom, as expected, things don’t exactly turn out as expected. This film features a number of twists and turns that both intrigues the viewer and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
“The Entitled” is not a perfect film by any stretch of the imagination, but it does achieve a semblance of originality and has enough staying power to keep you entranced in the on-screen action. In other words, this is a great movie that’s worth your time, especially if you like films which feature themes centered on or around class warfare.