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The Dish & The Spoon

Rated R for language including some sexual references.

R In Theaters 02/10/2012 , 92min.
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Plot & Details

Two people hurt by love are brought together in this independent drama from writer and director Alison Bagnall. Rose Greta Gerwig) is a woman who feels angry and betrayed when her husband tells her he's been having an affair. Rose impulsively hops in her car and heads to the Delaware seaside community where the other woman lives and her parents keep a summer cottage. Rose has no luck finding her husband's lover, but she happens upon a teenage boy (Olly Alexander) who is stranded and sleeping by the beach as fall turns to winter; he came to Delaware to be with his girlfriend, only to learn she'd left him for someone else. Rose takes pity on the boy and lets him stay with her, and they become fast friends, though she has to work through her own anger and disappointment before the two of them can truly open up to one another. The Dish and the Spoon received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival.

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated


Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 SXSW Film Presented Nominated

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