Dinner in America – Film newspaper
Punk with cops on their heels and a nerdy misfit fall for each other, and exactly where they find each other in the movie, everything falls into place around them.
The title may do countless food movie expect, but Dinner in America He veers in a completely different direction – a nihilistic love story upon coming of age, something like that. However, the movie actually consists of four meals. The first and the last are made in institutions, where ugly materials are presented in those metal box panels. The mid-course is a sumptuous family dinner in the stifling suburbs.
Simon (Kyle Galner), who goes by his stage name John Q. Public as the number one man in his punk band, knows all too well what it feels like to be at home. Not at the table with the family. Sitting well for mom and dad or a friend? I prefer to have everything on hand.
Simon’s nihilistic attitude determines the energy of the first action Dinner in America. This is convincing, but it also repels you as a viewer a bit. That changes when he meets a misfit Patty (Emily Skeggs). At school he might have ignored or teased her, but some complications connect their lives. It turns out that they both shine—like yin and yang, opposites that need each other to stay afloat. Or maybe it is the rhythm, the melody. From that point on, the film kicks off a compelling blend of punk nihilism and youthful innocence.
Those who want to get in the mood can go to different channels for “Watermelon,” the song made specifically for the movie by director Adam Remaier and lead actress Skeggs. The amazing punk pop is an ear of hair. If you like the energy of that song, you are in the right place Dinner in America.
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