Melvin Goes to Dinner
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Melvin Goes to Dinner
Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk's directorial debut, Melvin Goes to Dinner, is based on the play +Phyrogiants! by Michael Blieden, who also adapted the script for the screen and stars in the film's titular role. Melvin has just broken up with his girlfriend, Trenice (Melora Walters), and has met up with his friend Joey (Matt Price) and two women, Alex (Stephanie Courtney) and Sarah (Annabelle Gurwitch), whose relationship to the men remains ambiguous. From there, the bulk of the action takes place around a table at a restaurant, as the four bare their innermost secrets and discuss… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Isn't note perfect by any stretch, but it's great fun to listen to."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Odenkirk's direction and Blieden's script consistently steer Melvin toward gentle and humane moments of revelation, which might feel incidental if they weren't delivered with so much wit and such bracing generosity."
‑ Ray Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"Odenkirk's movie should inspire viewers to call up old friends, order a bottle of wine, and talk the night away."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Makes for a witty, urbane and down-to-earth night of discussion that packs a good deal of kick."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"At times the film feels so real, it almost plays like a documentary."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Loose, funny dinner-for-four comedy is smart, real and entirely enjoyable."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"Despite its compositional flaws, Melvin Goes to Dinner will please anyone who takes the art of social chatter seriously."
‑ Damon Smith, Boston Globe
"Has the universal truths of the comedy inherent in our everyday lives"
‑ Erik Childress,
"Excellently written and directed."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
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