***1/2 out of ****
(for disturbing violent content, and strong language throughout)
Released: May 5, 2017
Runtime: 120 minutes
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloe Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Michael Chernus, Taylor Rae Almonte
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My review of The Dinner, for The Tulsa Voice. In limited release, this plays like a great piece of live theatre.
The Dinner is an intensely dramatic chamber piece that “delivers precisely what high-minded cinephiles often beg for: a probing examination of people…that keeps revealing itself in ways that prompt you to rethink your assumptions, feelings, biases, and judgments.”
Powerhouse performances by all four leads, with a surprising Steve Coogan showcase.
To read my full review, click here.
2 thoughts on “THE DINNER (Movie Review)”
I was totally captivated by this film. All the cast were excellent, all of them favorites of mine, with Steve Coogan’s depiction of mental imbalance especially brilliant. Some of the audience at my showing seem to be baffled by the unorthodox ending, but I thought it a fitting end. Will see whatever Moverman does in the future.
Moverman and Here previously collaborated on TIME OUT OF MIND. Here’s my review. Definitely worth checking out. https://icantunseethatmovie.com/2015/10/17/time-out-of-mind-movie-review/