The Dish & the Spoon

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A scorned, unhinged woman (Greta Gerwig) forms a bond with a stranded British teen (Olly Alexander) she finds in a lighthouse.

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  • Gerwig's Rose is genuinely affected by her despair but never slips into a generic "crazy" performance that could easily happen in such a role.

    January 7, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Beautifully photographed, "The Dish & the Spoon" is awash in images of rain-soaked streets and gray wintry skies.

    February 9, 2012 | Rating: 4/5
  • Not so much an actual movie as an assortment of Amerindie affectations, The Dish & the Spoon doesn't waste a moment on recognizable reality, consumed as it is with checking off various items from its list of clichs.

    February 7, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • For once, an American indie's muted modesty at least makes emotional sense, suiting a bittersweet romance that, by nature, has neither a name nor a future.

    February 7, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Bagnall successfully exploits the seriocomic disparity between the supercharged relationship offscreen and the desultory one onscreen.

    April 6, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Gerwig handles her character's extreme mood swings with finesse.

    March 19, 2011 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 05, 2013
    Driving off crying and apparently in her pajamas to boot, Rose(Greta Gerwig) is too upset to have remembered her wallet, leaving her just enough money for the breakfast of champions, donuts and beer. She would prefer enjoying this delicious meal in the privacy of a lighthouse but discovers a young englishman(Olly Alexander) sleeping there. Concerned for his welfare, she offers to drive him to a hospital but he waves her off. Instead they go to the brewery where until very recently the woman who had an affair with Rose's husband worked. As long as they are there, they have a beer or ten, while playing hangman and Rose discloses her plans. To be honest, "The Dish and the Spoon" does not have much in the way of a story, just people living in the past which applies to not just Rose, a mentally unstable woman, just as it is occasionally good to get away to gain some perspective. At the same time, neither of the lead characters seemed to have existed before the movie started. Otherwise, it is up to the Delaware Tourism Board and the two talented lead actors to produce anything of substance and just as importantly to prevent the movie from going over the ledge into cringeworthy territory.
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