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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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Alison Bagnall

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Olly Alexander (additional material), Alison Bagnall (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Greta Gerwig ... Rose
Olly Alexander ... Boy
Eleonore Hendricks ... Emma (as Eléonore Hendricks)
Amy Seimetz ... Emma's Friend
Adam Rothenberg ... Husband
Dan Seely Dan Seely ... Cashier
Sam Calagione Sam Calagione ... Brewery Manager
H.D. Parsons H.D. Parsons ... Fisherman
Kevin Miller Kevin Miller ... Fish Gutter (as Kelvin Miller)
Shirley Miller Shirley Miller ... Old Time Photo Clerk
James Miller James Miller ... Old Time Photographer
Susan Betts Susan Betts ... Costume Shop Clerk
John Bochnowski John Bochnowski ... Dance Leader
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

40 Day Dream See more »

Filming Locations:

Delaware, USA See more »

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Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Two hearts - same path
16 August 2014 | by zif ofozSee all my reviews

If you like independent cinema (as I do) this is a must see movie!

The story is simple - two individuals experience the age old broken heart in life and they just happen to meet while sulking through their major disappointment. Together they both deal with their pain yet both go about this in their own way. Rose is angry and a bit aggressive in her seeking revenge and 'The boy' is happy to just be with Rose and experience a different path than the one he expected upon coming to the States from Britain to meet a girl.

Their brief union is full of self discovery, adventure, and a repressed desire for each other. The ending can be described as both happy and maybe a bit sad, and mysterious. The mystery is found in 'The boy' - was he real or just an imaginary friend created by Rose.

Director Alison Bagnall has made a dream like story from a script would have flopped in lessor hands.


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