My Dinner with Hervé

2018

My Dinner with Hervé

Critics 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
as Katie Nelson
David Strathairn
as Marty Rothstein
Andy Garcia
as Ricardo Montalbán
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

  • Villechaize as written is a glorious part - poignant as he wrestles with the limitations placed on him by others and infuriating as he spurns the help of those trying to save him from himself - even if it was far less fun in real life.

    Oct 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Lucy Mangan

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • 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…

    Eric Deggans

    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…

    Ben Travers

    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…

    Ed Bark

    Uncle Barky
    Top Critic

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