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Melvin Goes To Dinner
     

Melvin Goes To Dinner

Director: Bob Odenkirk

Cast: Michael Blieden, Stephanie Courtney, Matthew Price

 

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Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk's directorial debut, Melvin Goes to Dinner, is based on the play Phyrogiants! by Michael Blieden, who also adapted the script for the screen and stars in the film's titular role. Melvin has just broken up with his girlfriend, Trenice (Melora Walters), and has met up with his friend Joey (Matt Price) and two women,

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Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk's directorial debut, Melvin Goes to Dinner, is based on the play Phyrogiants! by Michael Blieden, who also adapted the script for the screen and stars in the film's titular role. Melvin has just broken up with his girlfriend, Trenice (Melora Walters), and has met up with his friend Joey (Matt Price) and two women, Alex (Stephanie Courtney) and Sarah (Annabelle Gurwitch), whose relationship to the men remains ambiguous. From there, the bulk of the action takes place around a table at a restaurant, as the four bare their innermost secrets and discuss everything from ghosts to stewardesses to masturbation. The film was shot simultaneously on five hand-held cameras in order to capture the essence and idiosyncrasies of the constantly overlapping conversations. Featuring appearances by Odenkirk, David Cross, Maura Tierney, and Jack Black in an unbilled cameo as a mental patient, and a score by Michael Penn, Melvin Goes to Dinner was the winner of the Audience Award for First Film at the 2003 South by Southwest Film Festival, the Best American Feature Award at the 2003 Avignon Film Festival, and the Best Picture Award at the Phoenix Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2003
UPC:
0758445902723
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Showtime Ent.
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:23:00

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Performance Credits
Michael Blieden Melvin
Stephanie Courtney Alex
Matthew Price Joey
Annabelle Gurwitch Sarah
Kathleen Roll Waitress
Maura Tierney Leslie
James Gunn Scott

Technical Credits
Bob Odenkirk Director,Co-producer
Averi Bell Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Blieden Co-producer,Editor,Screenwriter
Van A. Hayden Asst. Director
Michael Krantz Production Designer
Erik Magnus Sound/Sound Designer
Naomi Odenkirk Producer
Missy Parker Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
D.J. Paul Producer
Michael Penn Score Composer
Jeff Sussman Producer
Alex Vendler Cinematographer

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