MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,248 this week

Dinner at Fred's (1999)

 -  Comedy
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 242 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5553 titles
created 07 Nov 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 85 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
a list of 87 titles
created 12 Jun 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dinner at Fred's (1999)

Dinner at Fred's (1999) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dinner at Fred's.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Flirt (1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The same situation is played out in different cities (New York, Berlin and Tokyo). A lover has to choose whether to commit to a partner who is returning home. In each case there are other ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Paul Austin, Robert John Burke, Martin Donovan
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An artist (Moira Kelly) decides to put her troubles with men and evictions behind her by moving to a convent, so she can work for her keep. Is her art an opportunity for the sisters to save the convent from closure?

Director: Lynn Roth
Stars: Moira Kelly, Taylor Negron, Teri Garr
Adam & Steve (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director: Craig Chester
Stars: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Three sisters, abandoned by their father when they were very young, learn that he has died in prison and has left them clues to money hidden from a robbery. Only problem is that a former ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Gottlieb
Stars: Jim Metzler, Joe Stevens, Bill Wise
Amateur (1994)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a sweet, confused amnesiac who cannot remember... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn
Happy Tears (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two sisters, Jayne (Posey) and Laura (Moore), return home to deal with their ailing father Joe (Torn), only to face some surprising situations.

Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein
Stars: Parker Posey, Demi Moore, Rip Torn
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of ... See full summary »

Director: Nigel Dick
Stars: Michael Madsen, Lisa Sinclair, Paul Leslie Disley
Henry Fool (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley
Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An advertising CEO wakes up in the hospital speaking only in ad slogans.

Director: Zack Bernbaum
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Parker Posey, Callum Blue
Sleep with Me (1994)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Six different writers wrote a scene each of this romantic comedy featuring the marriage and turbulent relationship of Joseph and Sarah, with Joseph's best friend Frank trying hard to cope ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kelly
Stars: Craig Sheffer, Eric Stoltz, Meg Tilly
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Tony Pemberton
Stars: Parker Posey, Tony Pemberton, Chris Marstall
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Two bad women fight over one man in a back-stabbing, money-grabbing, insurance-hustling, double-dealing, two-timing caper.

Director: Valerie McCaffrey
Stars: Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Richard
...
Celia
...
Fred
...
Uncle Henrick
...
Susan
...
Young Richard
...
Dennis
Patricia Gage ...
Aunt Bonnie
...
Officer Mike
Leon Pownall ...
George Billings
...
Gus
...
Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ...
Mom
...
Dad
Anthony Nicholas Antonacci ...
Young Billy (as Anthony Antonacci)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Also Known As:

Eine grauenvolle Familie  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Richard: You sure do ask a lot of questions.
Celia: It's the only way to get a lot of answers.
See more »

Soundtracks

Too fast to die
written and performed by Hermann Skibbe
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Refreshingly different
18 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Nice to see an American movie which is not so typically Hollywood. This is a movie for those of us who think a little differently from the mainstream! My guess is many of the other voters have made the inevitable comparison to lots of other mainstream movies, which of course would drive down the overall rating, since this is more avant guard than other light romantic comedies. The combination of great casting with this odd-ball premise works delightfully well. While completely farcical, there is an aura of realism which shines through the apparent insanity of the thematic elements. My recommendation is, if you like "off the beaten track" films, then this one is well worth the time.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Dinner at Fred's (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?