Maria Bamford

New video: 'The Dinner' features a top-notch cast tackling uncomfortable subjects

New video: 'The Dinner' features a top-notch cast tackling uncomfortable subjects

New on Blu-ray

“The Dinner” (Lionsgate DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.99; also available on VOD)

Herman Koch’s bestselling 2009 novel “The Dinner” has already been made into movies in Dutch and Italian, and now gets an English-language adaptation courtesy of writer-director Oren Moverman. Richard Gere and Steve Coogan costar as estranged brothers who meet for a meal with their wives (played by Rebecca Hall and Laura Linney), where they have an uncomfortable conversation about a crime committed by their children and whether they should tell the truth about what happened. The script is over-explanatory and relies too much on flashbacks, but the cast is excellent in...

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