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My Dinner With Andre (Criterion) back to product details

good conversation, but that's about all.
written by lividsnails March 11, 2005 - 4:57 PM PST
2 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Is it an interesting conversation? Absolutely! Is is an interesting film? Well... yeah, if you like films of interesting conversations. But I can have dinner with interesting friends and have really great conversations on my own. Why do I need to watch other people do it?

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Everything will look a little different...
written by jonasgreencine January 20, 2005 - 9:09 AM PST
4 out of 5 members found this review helpful
This is a great film because it illuminates the power of a meaningful conversation. The viewing experience isn't simply reduced to witnessing an exchange of information between two interesting individuals but rather being caught up in a gradual development of mood. The driving theme is the existential dilemma of material security versus taking creative risks. Wallace Shawn's character has some very memorable lines in this regard, especially the one about his "electric blanket." This film should appeal to anyone that has mused over the justification of art or the inner workings of the creative process.

They should have just had coffee instead
written by CSullivan February 24, 2003 - 7:44 PM PST
3 out of 10 members found this review helpful
Well, it has some interesting moments that are truly thought provoking. . . but most of it is just boring. I kept thinking the editing should have been much smoother, and that they would have been better off using two cameras at the same time to shoot the main characters to get more natural, believable interactions and edit from there. Oh well. It was an interesting idea for a film, and what can I say, I've been a Wallace Shawn fan since the Princess Bride and Toy Story (I & II). At least now I can say I've seen this film classic and be done with it.


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