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My Dinner With Andre [DVD] [1900] [Region 1]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A stream-of-consciousness dialogue between playwright/actor Wallace Shawn and director/actor Andre Gregory, as it unfolds over dinner in a posh NYC restaurant. The two basically play themselves, and Andre does most of the talking. Wallace Shawn functions as a sort of audience-surrogate, grounding Gregory's philosophical speculations with his own occasional wisecracks.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1814

  • Credits
    Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Wally Shawn
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A wonderfully chilling performance by Jean Lenauer..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...With a soothing voice and excellent diction, Gregory is a fascinating speaker..."
    Variety

    "...A thrilling drama -- A film with more action than RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Pretty good as philosophy textbook..."
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    "[A]n arthouse hit in 1981 built around a conversation between old friends and collaborators playing themselves, directed with dining-room intimacy by Louis Malle."
    A.V. Club

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