1982 | Comedy/Drama | 110 minutes | English
Five male friends, in their twenties, meet frequently at the local diner to discuss issues they are facing. Eddie vows to call off his wedding if his fiancée can’t pass a 140-question quiz about football; Billy Howard, Eddie’s best man, has a perplexing relationship with his girlfriend; Shrevie Schrieber doesn’t value his wife as a “person;” Boogie Sheftell has a gambling problem; and Timothy Fenwick is battling alcohol abuse and pulling silly pranks. As the 1950s comes to a close, they begin to realize they must adjust, grow up, and move forward.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 93%
- Metacritic Score: 82
- National Society of Film Critics Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actor (Mickey Rourke)
Academy Awards: Nominated, Best Screenplay
Golden Globe Awards: Nominated, Best Film
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DINER is often a very funny movie, although I laughed most freely not at the sexual pranks but at the movie’s accurate ear, as it reproduced dialogue with great comic accuracy.
Movies like DINER—fresh and well-acted and energetic movies by new directors with the courage of their convictions—are an endangered species.
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