Melvin Goes to Dinner
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 14, 2003
DVD Release Date: December 16, 2003
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Isn't note perfect by any stretch, but it's great fun to listen to.

Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Odenkirk's movie should inspire viewers to call up old friends, order a bottle of wine, and talk the night away.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Makes for a witty, urbane and down-to-earth night of discussion that packs a good deal of kick.

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

At times the film feels so real, it almost plays like a documentary.

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James Rocchi

Loose, funny dinner-for-four comedy is smart, real and entirely enjoyable.

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Damon Smith
Boston Globe

Despite its compositional flaws, Melvin Goes to Dinner will please anyone who takes the art of social chatter seriously.

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Erik Childress

Has the universal truths of the comedy inherent in our everyday lives

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

Excellently written and directed.

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