Oren Moverman does a fantastic job transforming the novel version into film with his screenwriting and directing. The film boasts a very talented cast that includes Richard Gere, Rebecca Hall, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan. The story deals with two couples getting together at a fancy dinner to have a heated discussion about the fate of their children who have committed a crime. The best moments of this film come from the arguments and talks the couples have at the dinner table, that’s where the real tension and intensity is magnified. You can’t help but put yourself in the shoes of the parents and think what you would do if presented with the same situation and having to weigh the future of your children against your moral beliefs.
The Dinner is out now in select theaters nationwide