Monday, May 9, 2011
Diner- 1982, starring Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, and Paul Reiser.
Maltin says- Problems of growing up are nicely synthesized by writer-director Levinson in this look at a group of friends who hang out in a Baltimore diner in the 1950s. Obviously made with care and affection; a real sleeper. Levinson's directorial debut and first film of Barkin and Reiser. 3 stars.
I say- One of the most OVERRATED movies ever. This is one of those movies where "lovers of film" pride themselves in how many times they've seen this movie. I found it pretentious and boring. And he cast Steve Guttenberg, and worse yet, he discovered Paul Reiser. UGH. Well acted, but that's about it. 1/2 star.