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should check out this film (Criterion Channel). Usually, I don't like theater pieces transferred to films, but this one is special. It's based on the Ibsen play, but principal Wallace Shawn brilliantly adapted it--- and it's been a piece he and Andre Gregory have been perfecting for decades.
It may shock some to know that "My Dinner" wasn't two guys playing themselves, at all. It also was a carefully written and rehearsed (over years) piece that is so natural you may have a hard time convincing yourself otherwise.
Julie Hagerty is brilliant as the wife--- I've not seen her in anything except for "Airplane" and was shocked at her range in this.
Warning: no fist-fights, bludgeonings, stabbings, explosions, or blood-letting occurs. However, there is plenty of deeply wounding, brilliant dialogue...
Much better IMO than the reviews lead me to believe. Certainly not as good as Vanya on 42nd Street, but I was really sucked into it and appreciated what was being done.
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