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The Dish & the Spoon (2011)

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Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town.

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Rose
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Boy
Eleonore Hendricks ...
Emma (as Eléonore Hendricks)
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Emma's Friend
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Husband
Dan Seely ...
Cashier
Sam Calagione ...
Brewery Manager
H.D. Parsons ...
Fisherman
Kevin Miller ...
Fish Gutter (as Kelvin Miller)
Shirley Miller ...
Old Time Photo Clerk
James Miller ...
Old Time Photographer
Susan Betts ...
Costume Shop Clerk
John Bochnowski ...
Dance Leader
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Livid over her husband's affair, Rose drives from Virginia to Delaware to confront (if not kill) the woman who dallied with her man. While unable to immediately confront the woman, Rose finds a British lad who's somewhat stranded after coming to America, having pursued a pretty girl he once met but finding her now with another. Both emotionally adrift, Rose and the boy end up with each other for company at her parent's beach home, even roll-playing while Rose awaits the chance to confront her elusive romantic rival. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated R for language including some sexual references
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40 Day Dream  »

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Boy: I don't really understand Thanksgiving. Like, what... I thought you annihilated the indians, not sat down and had a big dinner with them.
Rose: No, we did. Both.
Boy: What? You... So you celebrate killing them? That's... that's the celebration?
Rose: No, no-no-no, the indians did end up all dead but what we celebrate is the meal that happened before we killed them, because when we got here, they had things that we wanted, and we had things that they wanted - like guns and drinks - and it was a mutually ...
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Interesting movie
22 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled across this movie on Netflix, and watched it because a "Delaware beach town" was mentioned in a review. I lived for several years in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

As far as reviewing the film, I won't. I seldom follow any reviewer's recommendations as I find them to be totally useless. Nobody can tell me what I'll like or dislike; I must find that out for myself.

The biggest reason I am adding my 2 cents is that "an abandoned lighthouse" is mentioned in several places as the spot where the two characters meet.

In actuality, the "lighthouse" is a submarine lookout tower which was used in WWII. These towers dot the seashore along Delaware's east coast.

Anyway, I did enjoy the movie and will recommend it to friends, if only for the familiar scenery. I especially liked the brewery tour in the Dogfish Head brewery as I have sampled many of their beers in their bar/restaurant in Rehoboth.


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