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Restaurant (1998)

R | | Drama | 24 July 1999 (Japan)
A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Cast

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Jeanine
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Kenny (as Simon Baker-Denny)
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Nancy
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John English
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Quincy
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Lenore (as Sybil Temchen)
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Leslie
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Al-Tarique (as Avery Waddell)
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A few young waiters at a popular New Jersey restaurant are dreaming of becoming actors or otherwise getting into the artistic community.

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug use

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,750, 30 January 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$65,512, 20 February 2000
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The restaurant used in the film is now The Madison Bar & Grill. See more »

Goofs

Jeanine and Kenny board a PATH train (a New York-New Jersey subway) in Hoboken, New Jersey, go one stop and get off at the same Hoboken station. See more »

Quotes

Chris Calloway: [of his father] If that bastard rolled over in his grave every time I did something he disapproved of, he'd be a fuckin' rotisserie.
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A complete disappointment
16 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Restaurant" is your basic boy-meets-girl movie, with emphasis on "basic" - it operates on autopilot throughout. It has the basic feel of a made-for-TV schmaltzfest, and it handles racial issues with the same level of intellectual vigor.

The main character of "Restaurant", a playwright who considers his work "beyond great" (what we see of it looks pretty silly and shallow), finds himself unable to finish his most recent production. I can only assume this was semi-autobiographical, since this movie has no clear ending in sight throughout, and the ending it does bring about for us is clumsy and completely incongruous with the rest of the story.


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