My Dinner with Hervé (2018)

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Critic Consensus: My Dinner with Hervé offers a standard narrative on celebrity and infamy, but formidable performances by Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan find the dimensionality and pathos of Hervé Villechaize the man.

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Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in LA - an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.

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Cast

Jamie Dornan
as Danny Tate
Peter Dinklage
as Hervé Villechaize
Mireille Enos
as Kathy Self
Harriet Walter
as Fiona Baskin
Oona Chaplin (II)
as Katie Nelson
David Strathairn
as Marty Rothstein
Andy Garcia
as Ricardo Montalbán
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Critic Reviews for My Dinner with Hervé

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (11)

My Dinner with Hervé cannot make a straight-faced claim that Villechaize was an important actor or significant cultural figure, so its own significance depends on the star's charisma, which lends the proceedings a simple poignance.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a compelling story made more poignant by the fact that it's told by Dinklage, a performer who seems to be the exact opposite of Villechaize.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

What's left are two dudes with varying degrees of moral disrepair shouting at each other across the Hollywood Hills. That's not enough to hold up an entire feature, or even a good dinner conversation.

Oct 22, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
indieWire
Top Critic

But Dinklage, like Dornan, manages to convey a fully dimensional person despite the skipping of narrative steps. He is a remarkable actor.

Oct 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Dinklage excels in a very difficult role to pull off while Dornan keeps pace as his reluctant Boswell. Their love story, is both an entertaining romp and a cautionary tale.

Oct 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Uncle Barky
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[Dinklage's] remarkable wordless reaction is at once sheepish, knowing, proud and embarrassed. Like a well-shot arrow, that instant of self-awareness pierces the uneven narrative, straight to the broken heart.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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