The Dinner

Based on Herman Koch’s international bestselling novel, Oren Moverman’s THE DINNER is a dark psychological thriller about a fierce showdown between two couples during the course of an ornately prepared meal at a fancy restaurant. When Stan Lohman (Richard Gere), a popular congressman running for governor, invites his troubled younger brother Paul (Steve Coogan) and his wife Claire (Laura Linney) to join him and his wife Katelyn (Rebecca Hall) for dinner at one of the town’s most fashionable restaurants, the stage is set for a tense night. While Stan and Paul have been estranged since childhood, their 16-year- old sons are friends, and the two of them have committed a horrible crime that has shocked the country. While their sons’ identities have not yet been discovered and may never be, their parents must now decide what action to take. As the night proceeds, beliefs about the true natures of the four people at the table are upended, relationships shatter, and each person reveals just how far they are willing to go to protect those they love. A riveting story filled with many shocking twists and turns, THE DINNER is a chilling parable about the savage reality hidden beneath the surface of middle-class lives.


9 thoughts on “The Dinner

  1. Too much talking, too much misery, smoking, and upset rich folks who are miserable. With a miserable kid who's obsessed with his phone and ignoring the girl in his presence. 3 things: misery, obsession and racial innuendos. Oh and let's not forget the talk, talk, talk. A great way of making a movie when the budget is low and it shows miserably. And one more thing….what kind of arm strength this kid must have to break a store window with a basketball?!

  2. The only thing that I liked in this movie was the description of the food. The movie was so horribly slow that I had to fast forward it to see why they were meeting for dinner. The end was horrible because it left so many unanswered questions. I also wonder if rich people/families are this disgustingly disfunctional.
    I'm sure these actors took this movie because the plot was much more intriguing than the actual storyline.

  3. Richard Gere is a classy guy. I don't understand why or how he stooped so low to do a movie like that. He needed a microphone to be heard. He mumbled through the whole thing. What a piece of crap this was. Horrible language. Irritating and agitating as well. A Dog Shit film.

  4. Garbage. Boring and drawn out and uneventful. The ending is atrocious. Pirate this one. You are throwing 5$ in the trash if you don't and I do not require much to enjoy a movie. Worst movie I've rented this year, hands down.

  5. Good idea for a story but in my opinion was not well rounded. I also found the ending extremelly disappointing. I think the writers could have given us more in regards to the actual crime. The most significant thing in this film for me was the mothers defense of the boys criminal behavior. That scene felt like a birds eye view of a typical American family discussion-very disturbing.

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