The Dish & The Spoon
The Dish & The Spoon (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Holden
New York Times

Beautifully photographed, "The Dish & the Spoon" is awash in images of rain-soaked streets and gray wintry skies.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Gerwig handles her character's extreme mood swings with finesse.

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Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

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.

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Eric Hynes
Village Voice

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.

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Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Director Alison Bagnall crafts a model independent film, a miniature story told with feeling and humor...

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Bagnall successfully exploits the seriocomic disparity between the supercharged relationship offscreen and the desultory one onscreen.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
Driving off crying and apparently in her pajamas to boot, Rose(Greta Gerwig) is too upset to have remembered her wallet, leaving her just enough money for the… More