The Dinner (2017)
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A seven-layer dip overflowing with compelling individual ingredients, that, when mixed together, make the finished dish awfully difficult to digest.
By trying to keep the prolonged sit-down affair from becoming excessively stagey, Moverman adds too many distracting flashbacks to maintain the original's hard-hitting and well-aimed gut punch.
Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall make a riveting quartet in Oren Moverman's adaptation of the Herman Koch novel about a dark-hearted dinner gathering.
Although it has interpreters with enough solvency, the excessive ethical discussion becomes tiring. [Full review in Spanish]
It's the pace and panic of modernity Moverman grasps best as morally corrosive forces: the soft ping of iPhone email alerts never letting us be, and consciences wiped clean as quickly as the next news cycle whips around.
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