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The film that launched successful careers for Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser, Mickey Rourke and more! It's a lively, poignant tale of friends trying to recapture their lost innocence in 1959 Baltimore.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 27
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 8.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Movies like Diner -- fresh, well-acted and energetic American movies by new directors with the courage of their convictions -- are an endangered species.
Fresh: Diner is often a very funny movie, although I laughed most freely not at the sexual pranks but at the movie's accurate ear, as it reproduced dialogue with great comic accuracy.
Fresh: Barry Levinson's directorial debut from his own Oscar-nominated script remains his most perfectly realised and charming movie and is a fitting eulogy to his home town of Baltimore.
Fresh: Not a lot to it, but the sense of period is acute, the script witty without falling into the crude pitfalls that beset other adolescent comedies, and the performances are spot-on.
I saw this movie years ago and forgot how good it really was. I rented this movie and I wish itunes gave you the option to buy it after you have rented it so that you don't have to pay a rental charge and the full price to buy it.
DINER IS A CLASSIC
One of the best buddy films ever made. It launched the careers of Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon and others. Its a well written little movie that didnt have alot of commercial success when it opened, but much critical acclaim. If you love witty dialog, interesting developed characters, and 50's rock and roll..you will LOVE Diner!
"Wanna keep driving?" "Nah. We better call it a night."
I love this film. It reflected my life with my friends in and after high school. We quoted it. It is a wonderful film on multiple levels, and has stood up incredible well on multiple viewing at different stages of maturity.
The soundtrack introduced me to many artists and still gets played.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1999
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