This is absolutely one of my favorite movies. IMDB’s brief description is, “Two old friends meet for dinner; as one tells anecdotes detailing his experiences, the other notices their differing worldviews.”
People often make fun of it, pretending (or actually believing) it’s no more than that: Two guys sitting in a restaurant talking. The indie film Waiting For Guffman had a character show off his My Dinner With Andre action figures:
I often while away some time online, searching for these, but, alas, have not found them.
The late, great film critic Roger Ebert loved the movie, too. He said:
Someone asked me the other day if I could name a movie that was entirely devoid of clichés. I thought for a moment, and then answered, “My Dinner With Andre.” Now I have seen the movie again; a restored print is going into release around the country, and I am impressed once more by how wonderfully odd this movie is, how there is nothing else like it. It should be unwatchable, and yet those who love it return time and again, enchanted.Roger Ebert June 13, 1999
I’m one of the enchanted ones.
My nails this week are a tribute to Valentine’s Day.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about hearts and flowers and a long conversation.