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The Dinner Game
Other // PG
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Review by Chuck Arrington | posted April 30, 2000 | E-mail the Author
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THE DINNER GAME Synopsis:

Laughter is on the menu when the creator of LA CAFÉ AUX FOLLES serves up a tasty comic feast with this hilarious farce! Pierre & his snobbish friends have a standing date for dinner. Every week, they compete to see who can bring the "biggest idiot" to the party. Pierre is sure he's found a winner in the unsuspecting François, a ministry accountant whose hobby is making matchstick models of famous monuments. But when circumstances trap Pierre in his apartment with Francois, the tables are turned and everyone gets their just desserts. This is one funny film!

Video:

The anamorphic widescreen presentation is probably the most beautiful transfer I have seen for a foreign film. Not to say that they are not standard practice in Europe but I just haven't been on the receiving end of too many. Beautiful transfer & no imperfections noted.

Audio:

The audio playback is a 2-channel French language track with English subs. The French language track was great for the true "feel" of the film & the subtitling was perfectly timed so as to keep the film's comedic vibe running smoothly. Given the nature of the film & the lack of audio special effects, the 2-channel platform was more than adequate for the job.

Extras:

There are no extras on the disc other than the film's trailer.

Overall:

I wasn't holding out much hope for this film but I was more than pleasantly surprised. This film is just so funny in many ways it's difficult to try to put it into words. All I can say is, the acting is top notch & the comedy is right on target! Incredibly funny film very worthy of your attention. Recommended

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