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Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)

Award-winning comedy about a lonely young man who finds himself at a restaurant with two strangers and his best friend.

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5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Alex
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Kathleen Roll ...
Waitress
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Leslie
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Hostess
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Rita
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Laura
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Solly
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Scott
BJ Porter ...
Flight Attendant (as B.J. Porter)
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Child's Mom (as Jen Dollard)
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Award-winning comedy about a lonely young man who finds himself at a restaurant with two strangers and his best friend.

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Marital infidelity, religion, a guy in heaven wearing a Wizards jersey, anal fetishes, cigarettes and schizophrenia, ghosts, and how it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality, including sexual dialogue
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4 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Phyro-Giants  »

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After they all leave the restaurant, Alex and Sarah are walking and the shadow of the camera and cameraman is visible on the wall by Alex. See more »

Quotes

Sarah: Do you realize that everything that you're saying is what they say the Antichrist would say?
Joey: You're kidding.
Sarah: No, it's true. They say the Antichrist will be a very rational person who will convince people not to believe in God but to believe in themselves, science, and rational thought.
Melvin: Oh, you're totally the Antichrist.
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Referenced in The Comedians of Comedy (2005) See more »

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Absolute Must See Movie
8 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I got the DVD of this in the mail yesterday, went home early, played it all the way through, got a new drink from the kitchen and watched it all the way through a second time.

I don't think I've ever done that before, and I see hundreds of movies a year.

Although maintaining the four-person-play character of the staged production, the guest stars that fill the incidental role are terrific, and their presence just makes more perfect how the entirety of the movie comes together at the end -- which it really does, though a second viewing is helpful in realizing it.

Don't miss this gem!


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