The Dish & The Spoon
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Devastated by the news of her husband's affair and convulsed by waves of grief and rage, twenty something Rose (Greta Gerwig)-vengeful, a bit unhinged, and still clad in her pajama bottoms-drives to a sleepy seaside town in Delaware intent on finding her spouse's lover. Climbing into an old lighthouse on the beach to swill a six-pack of beer, Rose stumbles upon a sleeping British teenager (Olly Alexander) whom she wakes and insists on taking somewhere. Stranded by some unknown party, the chatty, ludicrously attired youth accompanies Rose to a brewery where "the other woman"… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 58%

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"Beautifully photographed, "The Dish & the Spoon" is awash in images of rain-soaked streets and gray wintry skies."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Gerwig handles her character's extreme mood swings with finesse."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Less dish than dishrag, Greta's broken woman does a stunning, kind of Albert Nobbs role reversal stud predator in drag. But this road movie detour into destination cautionary cougar romance, is not nearly as daring as its whimsical if troubled humans."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"With its deliberately quirky characters and meandering series of events, this mumblecore movie is enjoyably ramshackle, constantly catching us off guard with spiky humour or warm emotion."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"For once, an American indie's muted modesty at least makes emotional sense, suiting a bittersweet romance that, by nature, has neither a name nor a future."
‑ Eric Hynes, Village Voice
"Director Alison Bagnall crafts a model independent film, a miniature story told with feeling and humor..."
‑ Gerald Peary, Boston Phoenix
"The Dish and Spoon poses the possibility that, from a different proximity, the MPG is a volatile beast and far more than the promise of your fantasies can actually tolerate."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Too good-natured to hate but familiar enough to be instantly forgettable, The Dish and the Spoon is one for mumblecompletists only."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"Bagnall successfully exploits the seriocomic disparity between the supercharged relationship offscreen and the desultory one onscreen."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Not so much an actual movie as an assortment of Amerindie affectations, The Dish & the Spoon doesn't waste a moment on recognizable reality, consumed as it is with checking off various items from its list of clichés."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"The film might be described as a notion that never quite grows up to be an idea, bookended by more or less scripted scenes that wouldn't have been out of place in a Goldie Hawn movie."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Quickly dissolves into an alternately spastic and drowsy mulch of Sundance-y clichés."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, House Next Door
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