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Dinner at Fred's (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 October 1997 (USA)
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
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Aunt Bonnie
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Officer Mike
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George Billings
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Gus
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Sarah Billings
Deborah Lobban ...
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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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2 October 1997 (USA)  »

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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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odd movie w/some good performances and several great lines
26 June 2000 | by (All over the U.S.) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie because I like Kevin McDonald (of Kids in the Hall fame) and Parker Posey, and they did not disappoint. Kevin's performance was quietly understated yet effective and funny. Parker, although made to wear weird costumes and apparently given some strange direction, did an excellent job with her character and the dialogue (she had some of the film's best lines). I really liked her character, probably mainly because she was the only one who seemed like a real person. Most of the cast were only adequate and were playing characters who apparently were there only to make the movie seem colorful. (Mostly it just seemed like the writer was trying too hard to populate the movie with eccentrics.) However, there were moments when the dialogue was suddenly sharp and witty for a line or two before it would revert back to mediocrity. Overall, I'd say this movie is worth seeing if you are a Parker Posey fan because she really does a great job of creating a sympathetic, interesting character mainly through sheer charisma and intelligent line readings. She's always fun to watch. I gave this movie 7 out of 10.


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