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The Dinner Party (2007)

Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England. At the birthday party of a neighbor, they soon discover the strict social hierarchies of village life.

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Tony Grounds

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Tony Grounds
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Complete credited cast:
Lee Evans ... Leo
Jessie Wallace Jessie Wallace ... Jackie
Agnieszka Liggett Agnieszka Liggett ... Rose
Marek Oravec ... Marek
George Cole ... George
Alison Steadman ... Juliet
Laura Greenwood ... Lucy
Alun Armstrong ... Jim
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Douglas
Rupert Graves ... Roger
Elizabeth Berrington ... The Shrew
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Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England. At the birthday party of a neighbor, they soon discover the strict social hierarchies of village life.

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Leo: I work in computer support.
Roger: Computer support? Isn't that "turn it off and turn it on again"?
Leo: Well, "turn it off and wipe your knob across the screen and then turn it on again".
[stunned silence, then everyone laughs uproariously]
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Fear and loathing in upper-middle England
13 September 2007 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Writer Tony Grounds in on familiar territory in 'The Dinner Party': the stomping grounds of the working class made good. In just one hour, he compactly tells a story in which years of tensions between a pair of couples reach boiling point, and with fine performances from a strong cast, there's a blackly hilarious conclusion to the tale. It is, however, a bit heavy handed, one almost feels that these characters should be minor figures in someone else's drama: in fact, he does introduce a third, relatively normal, couple to the plot, but the heart of the story lies elsewhere and you can't help but feeling that all the central parties basically get what they deserve. Hence one watches as something of a distant spectator; but it's still a fine show.


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9 September 2007 (UK) See more »

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