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Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Award-winning comedy about a lonely young man who finds himself at a restaurant with two strangers and his best friend.

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Award-winning comedy about a lonely young man who finds himself at a restaurant with two strangers and his best friend.

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Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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Rated R for language and sexuality, including sexual dialogue
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After they all leave the restaurant, Alex and Sarah are walking and the shadow of the camera and cameraman is visible on the wall by Alex. See more »

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Melvin: My parents were never uptight about the Jewish thing (... ) On Christmas Eve, I ate ham and pineapple with her and her Catholic family. And I was like, "My ancestors are turning in their grave." Meanwhile, my parents are like, "How'd they cook the ham?"
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surprisingly good
17 February 2004 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

It takes a little time to get into it, but once the story is established, it's surprisingly fun to watch four near-strangers talking about all sorts of things. It's a bit vicarious. Was it Hitchcock who said that movies are like life without all the boring parts? This film disproves that. I definately recommend it.


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