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The Dinner

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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

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Cast

Richard Gere – Stan Lohman

Laura Linney – Claire Lohman

Steve Coogan – Paul Lohman

Rebecca Hall – Katelyn Lohman

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Disappointing Dinner

I have nothing good to say about this movie. At all. What I assumed (from its description online) would be the stuff of situation comedy, or farce – was not. I quote the synopsis:

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(from Cineworld  website)

So I sat down in the cinema and eagerly awaited ridiculously funny – or tense – scenes made from uncomfortable scenarios..

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..and was faced with 117 minutes of very boring people sharing mundane conversation. Living up to its title some of the movie does indeed take place around a dinner table, but other than this viewers are dragged through monotonous scenes including:

Claire and Paul sat in their bedroom, discussing their careers.

Stan and Katelyn on the doorstep of a restaurant also discussing the paths which lead them to their current situation.

Katelyn (Hall) sitting at a dinner table talking about her husband and how busy her job is.

Claire (Linney) commenting on everything her relatives say, with as much enthusiasm as a wet fish.

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I literally refuse to talk any more about this movie.
Avoid at all costs if you have any taste in film.

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