• R, 1 hr. 23 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Bob Odenkirk
    In Theaters:
    Nov 14, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 16, 2003
  • Sundance Channel Home Entertainment


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Melvin Goes to Dinner Reviews

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October 7, 2012
A couple of young urbanites sitting around, having the typical conversations overheard late at night in a college dorm - except they are in their 30s. I felt like a conflicted voyeur, eavesdropping on a conversation that I really did't want to hear, and didn't feel a part of.
April 10, 2012
funny conversation based film
January 20, 2012
I really don't know why this is considered a comedy. A god watch nonetheless
January 19, 2012
Great script & dialog.
July 27, 2011
Netflix recommended this movie, and it was available for instant streaming, so I watched it last night, and it is hilarious. It's a brilliant conversational comedy--in many ways, it's reminiscent of Woody Allen's films-- where the main characters discuss relationships, sex, religion, and even ghosts, and it has a fabulous ending.
Chris D.
January 22, 2011
Wonderful little indie film, that is completely centered around a dialogue between friends and strangers. As the cover indicates, the topics range wildly, starting off with the silly (ghosts) and ending up quite serious (romantic relationships, death). I found the conversations riveting and very organic, as the bottles of wine opened these individuals up to explore all their inner struggles.
Troy L.
January 17, 2011
Great direction and script for this film. The sequences of how the dinner is brough forward is well put together and presented in interesting manners.
February 7, 2010
August 14, 2009
Not particularly good filmmaking, but an interesting stage play on film. Odenkirk is the director, but don't kid yourself - the movie isn't all that funny. Average, but can take up a boring Sunday.
September 1, 2008
Another funny and entertaining "people hanging out and telling stories" movie. Really enjoyable.
M Sarki
March 20, 2008
Makes no difference that this film was a darling of the film festival circuit. Only proves people are hungry for authentic dialogue. Problem with this film was I did not believe a thing about it. The topics were interesting enough, but the people weren't.
January 15, 2008
Imagine 'My Dinner With Andre' with the cast of 'Mr. Show'...
December 23, 2007
Interesting. It captivated me from a glance. It intelligent but not complicated. worth the time.
July 20, 2007
This movie tries too much to act like it is too smart.

The slide show was to heavy, too.
June 3, 2007
Such an amazing conversational movie.
March 30, 2007
funny conversation based film
January 22, 2007
The last movie that I stood up and applauded the screen afterwards.
January 22, 2007
kool as i might wanna see lol of course i wanna see it
January 14, 2007
Absolutely fantastic. I would watch it again and again.
December 11, 2006
i would like to see this
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