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The Dinner (2017)

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Two sets of wealthy parents meet for dinner to decide what to do about a crime their sons have committed.

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Dylan Heinz
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Michael Lohman
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Rick Lohman
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Barbara Lohman
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A former history teacher and his wife Claire meet at a fancy restaurant with his elder brother, a prominent politician and his wife Babette. The plan is to discuss over dinner how to handle a crime committed by their teenage sons. The violent act of the two boys had been filmed by a security camera and shown on TV, but, so far, they have not been identified. The parents have to decide on what to do. Written by AnonymousB

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How far would you go...to protect your children? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout. | See all certifications »

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5 May 2017 (USA)  »

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$655,493, 5 May 2017, Limited Release

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$1,322,839, 9 June 2017
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This marks as the third collaboration between Richard Gere and Laura Linney. They previously appeared in Primal Fear (1996) and The Mothman Prophecies (2002). See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Dinner (2017) See more »

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A Complicated Story About Decision Making
28 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Dinner is a slow paced film about human relations and decision making. To begin with, the cast excellent and its acting is equivalent of their acclaimed career. Geere performs compellingly a senator whose troubled relationship with his mentally unstable brother (Coogan) is about to reach a critical point because of a sudden accidental incident about their children. Their wives (Linney and Hall) are desperately trying to influence their final decisions. This film could also be a play because the story is based on the dialogues and not on scenery change. The script is well written and coherent while the character depth is very adequate. The final moments of the film will find the audience questioning themselves which decision they would make if they were experiencing the same circumstances. Drawbacks of this film include the slow pace and the sometimes persistent focus on Coogan's character. Despite these it is a worth seeing.


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