• The Dinner (2017)

The Dinner

Release Date: May 5th, 2017

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2017

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

As two couples dine at an upscale restaurant, their polite discourse disguises the fact that they are struggling with weighty family issues.

Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Charlie Plummer, Adepero Oduye, Michael Chernus

Director: Oren Moverman

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Code Red, Blackbird, ChubbCo Film Co.

Distributors: The Orchard

Keywords: Brother, Gripping, Emotional, Husband, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 68
    Ben CrollTheWrap

    At once a darkly comic social satire, a pitch-black moral thriller and an earnest plea to recognize mental illness, The Dinner is a seven-layer dip overflowing with compelling individual ingredients that, when mixed together, make the finished dish awfully difficult to digest. show more

  • 50
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    In Moverman’s hands, it becomes a contemporary American fable about savagery lurking behind civilised facades, about class and racial divisions in a country that calls itself united, and about ethical vacuums in a connected, online society. It’s also an unbalanced, uneven ride, a distracting hot and cold shower of intense scenes featuring four terrific actors and long, meandering passages of flashback filler. show more

  • 60
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    A high-carat cast...tears into the juicy material with relish for the most part, but by trying to keep the prolonged sit-down affair from becoming excessively stagey, Moverman adds too many distracting flashbacks to maintain the original’s hard-hitting and well-aimed gut punch. show more

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