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Dinner at Fred's (1999)

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Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancee, who is a daughter of his boss. On the way there he is forced to accept offer of lodging from local ... See full summary »

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Richard
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Celia
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Fred
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Uncle Henrick
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Susan
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Young Richard
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Dennis
Patricia Gage ...
Aunt Bonnie
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Officer Mike
Leon Pownall ...
George Billings
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Gus
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Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ...
Mom
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Dad
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ...
Young Billy (as Anthony Antonacci)
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Richard leaves his corporate office for a weekend at the country house of his fiancee, who is a daughter of his boss. On the way there he is forced to accept offer of lodging from local Fred and when he enters the house, the wacky family of Celia, her brother Dennis and their parents won't let him move on away from it. Family believes they are under the curse of the wild turkey, by which anyone who stays past midnight in the rural house is doomed to never leave. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »
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Richard: What if he's up late catching a movie?
Fred: He doesn't watch TV!
Dennis: Not since he blew a hole in it with his shotgun.
[Richard reacts]
Fred: Don't worry. He was just mad at Phil Donahue about the episode where he wore a dress. Who didn't shoot their TV that day?
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Too fast to die
written and performed by Hermann Skibbe
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Slightly charming but forgettable
12 April 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

"Dinner at Fred's" is not necessarily a bad film. Someone must have been nervous about it in some respect, though, because the first time I saw it was at a film festival in September 1997. I heard more of it in the spring of 1999, when plans to release it were falling into place. Strange. Anyways, it was made before Gil Bellows of apparent "Ally McBeal" fame was famous, and it includes a charming performance from former indie-queen Parker Posey and flat-out weirdness from most of the rest of the cast. The thing is, it comes across as if this film is almost trying to be too oddball, and it seriously chokes the "unlikely" romantic sub-plot developing between the characters of Bellows and Posey. Most of the plot reminded me of similarly themed fish-out-of-water romances including snow, such as "Trapped in Paradise" and the like. The writing is not incredibly inspired either, but the actors do well with what they have in this predictable but mildly cute romantic comedy. See it if you're bored, and don't expect to remember much of it a day later.


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