The Dinner Game

"Very Good"

The Dinner Game Review


French farce as it's rarely done these days -- well. The Dinner Game presents the straigtforward tale of a wealthy publisher who attends a weekly "idiot dinner," with the prize going to the guest who brings with him the biggest fool. Pierre (Lhermitte) is sure he's going to win with François (Villeret) -- only they never actually make it to the dinner because Pierre hurts his back. The idiot becomes an unwanted guest in his home, and before we know it, Pierre's life is almost ruined thanks to François's stupidity and naïveté. There's a moral to the story that I won't ruin, but The Dinner Game is raucously funny despite its smallness. An excellent way to spend a free hour and change.

Aka Le Dîner de Cons.



The Dinner Game

Facts and Figures

Run time: 80 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 15th April 1998

Box Office Worldwide: $78.6M

Budget: $12.5M

Distributed by: Lions Gate Films Inc.

Production compaines: Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, TPS Cinéma

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Fresh: 33 Rotten: 12

IMDB: 7.7 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Alain Poiré

Starring: as Pierre Brochant, as François Pignon, as Juste Leblanc, Daniel Prévost as Lucien Cheval, as Christine, as Marlène Sasseur, Edgar Givry as Jean Cordier, Christian Pereira as Dr Sorbier

Also starring:

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