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.

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