The Dining Room (1986)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

One room, several dinners, and a multitude of characters figure into the A.R. Gurney Jr. play The Dining Room. Several lives and relationships are built up and destroyed in consistently amusing fashion. The film consists of wall-to-wall vignettes, some lasting a mere few minutes. The charm and novelty of the original play rested in the fact that the huge "dramatis personae" was played by a mere six actors. This versatility is carried over to film version, though it sure seems like that dining room is full at all times.



room, slice-of-life, aristocracy, memory