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Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

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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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Melvin
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Alex
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Joey
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Sarah
Kathleen Roll ...
Waitress
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Leslie
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Hostess
Jacqueline Heinze ...
Rita
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Laura
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Vesa
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Solly
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Scott
BJ Porter ...
Flight Attendant (as B.J. Porter)
Tucker Smallwood ...
Passenger
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Child's Mom (as Jen Dollard)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Sarah: And if his wife got hit by a car tomorrow, I'd probably start sleeping with him again.
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Referenced in The Comedians of Comedy (2005) See more »

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The rest of your party is already seated
26 August 2005 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Nearly all of Melvin Goes to Dinner's brief running time is spent observing a rambling but always interesting dinner conversation among four variously connected people in their late twenties. I was very impressed by both the writing and the acting. It's rare enough that we get even brief conversations that sound right, like real people really speak to each other; Here we have over an hour's worth.

All of the performances are very good. I especially liked Stephanie Courtney's ability to make Alex simultaneously annoying and charming. Others have noted the wonderful cameo by Jack Black as a mental patient with an impressively detailed conception of reality.

If you find yourself looking for a break from CGI and other special effects, give Melvin Goes to Dinner a try. The best thing I can say about it is that as soon as it ended, I wanted to watch it again from the beginning.


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