Dinner with Friends
Dinner with Friends (2001)

Donald Margulies adapted the teleplay of the made-for-cable movie Dinner With Friends from his own Pulitzer Prize- winning stage play. Filmed in New York City and Malibu, CA, this is the saga of two upscale married couples -- food-magazine… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 11, 2001
DVD Release Date: January 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

Astringently witty and ultimately heart shattering, ''Dinner With Friends'' is an expertly prepared gourmet feast in a world of TV dinners.

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Clint Morris

Would be better filmed as a play, but as it is, is a wonderfully performed relationship drama

Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

There are moments of interesting honesty, and the players get to enjoy some meaty roles - especially Quaid, nicely underplaying one of the least showiest roles he's had in years.

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Christopher Null

As an adult drama, Dinner With Friends is apt enough at exploring late-thirtysomething angst and crisis, well acting and paced with enough momentum to keep the story from dragging.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the performances are all note-perfect.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Norman Jewison's beautifully acted film is a tour de force with verbal fireworks, emotional surprises, and substantive insights into friendship, marriage, and divorce.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Perhaps I am not enough of an intellectual, but I had difficulties with this movie. I find the discussion of what keeps a marriage fresh an interesting topic,… More
Leo L
A favorite. Fantastic film about a group of friends dealing with love, relationship, family, and friendship. Brilliant!
Alice Shen
Excellent script, performances, and concept, but despite all the deep emotions and intellectual rationalizations, I still found the story a little reductive.… More
Sunil Jawahir
Overdramatic and boring. Doesn't really bring anything new to relationship movies.

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