The Dinner

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: May 5, 2017 (limited)
DVD: August 8, 2017
Blu-ray: August 8, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 1.38
based on 16 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Hall, Adepero Oduye, Michael Chernus, Charlie Plummer, Chloe Sevigny


Paul Lohman (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) get together with Paul's older brother, Stan (Richard Gere), a U.S. congressman who is running for governor and his trophy wife, Katelyn (Rebecca Hall), for dinner and drinks at a fancy restaurant.

Although their conversation starts off as relatively polite, as the evening wears on, Paul, a former high-school history teacher who feels like a loser in the shadow of his older brother, can’t stop making cracks about the waiters and the pretentiousness of the restaurant.

However, they have gathered together for a reason. Their sons, who were both drunk at the time, went to an ATM booth where a homeless woman was sleeping inside and did something unspeakable. Although they haven't been caught for their crime, an anonymous video clip of it (in which they can't be identified) has been posted to YouTube. Even though it could ruin his political career, Stan thinks their sons should go to the police and give themselves up, but the women disagree.

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Herman Koch.

Director: Oren Moverman
Studio: The Orchard
Producer(s): Caldecot Chubb, Eddie Vaisman, Julia Lebedev
Screenplay: Oren Moverman

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  • 1 star "I really wish I can give this movie negative 1. It was HORRIBLE. AND, usually, I would give movies a chance regardless of reviews because "how bad can it be right?" PLEASE, PLEASE do not waste your time. And, I'm a person that think 95% of movies are worth watching even if they're not that great. This however...Just don't!!"
  • 1 star "This definitely a 0 and a waste of two hours to watch ...One of the dumbest movies I have seen...It was like they just wanted to launch it bc they ran out of money to continue the film.....rotten tomatoes...unsettling"
  • 1 star "The lowest I can rate this is one star. This is actually a 0 star rating. There is no ending, the exclusive restaurant makes no sense to the plot and overall a waste of 2 hours! Terrible movie!!!"