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André Gregory: Before and After Dinner

André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013)

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Average Rating: 6.3/10
Critic Reviews: 14
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ANDRE GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER is a wonderful exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist Andre Gregory. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. He recalls the making of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, the Louis Malle-directed classic in which he starred and co-wrote, reflects on his pivotal role in American theatre, dishes on his brief sojourn

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Aug 26, 2013

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"André Gregory: Before and After Dinner," is an insightful documentary/love letter directed by Gregory's second wife, Cindy Kleine, who married Gregory when she was 39 and he was 63.

August 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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The film sees the creative process as a sacrament in which the play's not the thing but the getting there is.

August 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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A fond documentary made by Gregory's wife, Cindy Kleine.

July 2, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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A theater director's wife directs an admiring diary, as he rehearses an Ibsen play. Andre Gregory fancies himself a shaman but just comes off as an irrepressible raconteur.

June 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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The best scenes here show the retired thespian rehearsing a workshop production of Ibsen's The Master Builder with his friend, frequent collaborator, and Dinner costar Wallace Shawn.

June 27, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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At last. A documentary that I didn't even know I was waiting for.

June 14, 2013 Full Review Source: The New Republic
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The witty and hilarious biopic looks back with fondness on how Gregory became an American icon in the theater and even found relative success in Hollywood.

December 23, 2013 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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If you've long yearned to know more about the guy in My Dinner with Andre (or Demolition Man if you prefer), here's your chance.

December 13, 2013 Full Review Source: National Post
National Post

"Before and After Dinner" is not fully satisfying, but it does offer a rich portrait of the artist as an ever-seeking explorer.

July 3, 2013 Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com
RogerEbert.com

...touching and inspiring, celebrating a creative fervor that hasn't been dulled by age. On the contrary, Gregory's race against mortality has only made him more passionate.

June 20, 2013 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

As in My Dinner with Andre, Gregory comes across as a man who may not have all the answers, but never stops asking the right questions.

April 26, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Perhaps the most valuable insight that the film provides about its subject is that he acts even as he directs.

April 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

The rich life and world of a true theatre artist, seen through the eyes of an adoring wife.

April 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Before And After Dinner ... has a lot of value, because Gregory is such a remarkable individual whose career has gone under-recorded on film and video.

April 4, 2013 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

A warm, tender, candid and thoughtful glimpse of André Gregory behind the curtain, warts-and-all.

April 3, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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