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Dinner with Friends (2001)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  11 August 2001 (USA)
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A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends, another couple decide to split up after twelve years.

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This candid, often-funny drama explores the bittersweet side of friendship through the eyes of two best-friend married couples. Invited to dinner at the suburban home of husband-and-wife food critics Gabe and Karen, Beth reveals she's breaking up with her husband Tom after 12 years of marriage and two children. This unexpected revelation forces Gabe and Karen to reevaluate their seemingly perfect relationship, as well as their friendship with two people who seem to be refusing the life they all once worked so hard to preserve. The drama is set in present-day Connecticut and New York City, with flashbacks to Martha's Vineyard twelve-and-a-half years earlier. Written by <Laffz00@aol.com>

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Four Friends. Two Marriages. One Divorce. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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The play "Dinner with Friends" won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2000. See more »

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15 minutes into the movie, just before Gabe says "Beth, I'm sorry", the clock in the kitchen reads 8:50. A few seconds later, the clock in the foyer reads 8:20. See more »

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Gabe: The key to civilization is to fight the impulse to just chuck it all. Where would we be with everybody's IDs just running rampant?
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References Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) See more »

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A rare treat is in store or you
14 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dinner With Friends is perhaps one of the best written plays about marriage & the reaction of one couple when there best friends split up.

Dennis Quaid & Andie Mc Dowell are a happily (even tho they squabble a lot) married couple. Dave Kineer & Toni Collete are there best friends who are going to get a divorce. We find out all about why this is occuring & the reactions of each couple as they go there separate ways, The acting is near flawless. Norman Jewison directed, & he always gets the best out of him performers. Since this is an adult comedy drama, it is not recommended for youngsters, it has no action & is too mature for them. The only others in the cast are the couples children & they are nicely portrayed. a **** rating from me. This is on HBO only, at the present time, & is another winner from them

as always Jay Harris


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