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Dinner with Friends (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  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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marriage | friendship | friend | food | dinner | See more »

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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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Featured in The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) See more »

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If you liked Notting Hill, you'll be spilling your wine glasses to this...
2 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Dinner With Friends is the perfect movie for those who felt that Notting Hill was a little too action-packed. The story involves two post-yuppie couples, one of whom split up, and how it affects all of their lives. The film mainly consists of the four of them discussing relationships with each other - and I'm talking about ninety percent conversation here, so be warned - while occasionally interrupted with people looking emotional.

This would be a great film for those interested in the psychology behind modern relationships. For the rest of us, it's a potential cure for insomnia.


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