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Dinner With Friends Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear

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Beth (Collette) is invited to dinner at the home of her friends, husband and wife food critics, Gabe and Karen (Quaid and MacDowell). Once there she reveals that her husband of twelve years, Tom (Kinnear) has left her and her two children for a younger woman. This unexpected turn of events forces Gabe and Karen to take a closer look at their seemingly perfect marriage, not to mention their friendship with two people who seemed to have turned against the kind of life they had all worked so hard to build and preserve. The two wonder if maybe they are headed down the same road as Tom and Beth. The story goes back and forth between the present and past. It alternates between present day Connecticut and New York City and Martha's Vineyard twelve and a half years before when Tom and Beth first met.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat    -   swimming on City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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