#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Early twenty-something Baltimoreans Eddie, Shrevie, Boogie, Billy, Fenwick and Modell have been friends since they were kids, where the center of their lives has been and still is the Fells Point Diner. It’s the last week of 1959. Baltimore Colts fanatic Eddie is scheduled to get married to Elyse on New Year’s Eve, but may call off the wedding if Elyse doesn’t pass his Colts quiz which he will hold two days before the scheduled wedding. Inexperienced Eddie turns to the only other married one among the bunch, electronics salesman and music aficionado Shrevie, for advice, he who may not be the best person from who to ask advice on marriage since he doesn’t yet realize that he probably got married to his wife Beth for the wrong reasons. Indeed, Beth, who has lost her sense of identity, is unhappy in their marriage, and contemplates having an affair with someone who provides what she believes is a sympathetic shoulder. Hairdresser and law school student Boogie is the player of the bunch, he who has some major financial problems because of his quest for the fast buck. Generally straight laced Billy, Eddie’s best man who has been away getting his MBA, has come back to Baltimore a few days early to clarify his relationship with his girlfriend, Barb. Smart-aleck Fen is a college drop out who lives off his trust fund. He doesn’t much like his family but likes what their money can afford him. And insecure Modell is afraid to ask for anything directly. As 1960 approaches, they collectively deal with how to be truly adults.
Plot: Set in 1959, Diner shows how five young men resist their adulthood and seek refuge in their beloved Diner. The mundane, childish, and titillating details of their lives are shared. But the golden moments pass, and the men shoulder their responsibilities, leaving the Diner behind.
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Definitely….the smile of the week
Diner is funny, misogynistic and cool.
We all grow up at some point between our late teens and mid 20s. The characters in Diner aren’t there yet; but they are careening towards it very fast. They take breaks to swerve off the road and stop at the local diner hoping to hold on to a life of irresponsibility, immaturity and silliness.
What I love best about this film is not the main characters (who are all incredibly funny) but the bit characters. From the guy spouting off the dialogue from “Sweet Smell of Success” to Earl who eats everything from the entire left side of menu to Bagel who’s looking out for Boogie to Eddie’s Mom who threatens to kill Eddie with a cooking knife in one of the films funniest moment to the thick accented owner of the Fells Point Diner; you can see that the glue that holds the main characters together is everyone and everything from their Baltimore neighborhood.
This movie has great dialogue (its certainly more quote-worthy than “Sweet Smell of Successs”) and it emulates a lot of what men do at this point in life — obsessing about sports, music, and girls and defending your immaturity as “its a smile”
American Graffiti Minus the Fun
I have seen a heck of a lot of bad movies in my day. Most of the ones I would qualify as being “the worst” fall into that MANOS/PLAN 9 variety of really crappy B-movies that no one in their right mind would find enjoyable, except in a so-bad-it’s-good vein. DINER is a different story. So many people find it “funny” and “charming”, with even the great Siskel and Ebert calling it one of 1982’s best films. Why? WHY? This film has absolutely nothing to offer anyone, yet it is so beloved. It’s not incompetent or repulsive, I suppose, but in all my years as a film buff I have yet to see another film this boring. Say what you want about Ed Wood, but at least his schlock keeps you awake. While watching DINER I had to fight to keep my eyes open. This film has no laughs, no charms, no characters I cared about, no insights into life, no interesting technical merits, no quotable dialogue, nothing I could possibly recommend it on. And to make it even worse, people LIKE it. I’ve actually heard it compared to George Lucas’ coming-of-age classic American GRAFFITI, which is one of the biggest insults to American GRAFFITI one can give. DINER should be avoided at all costs, unless you are looking for a cure for your insomnia.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Barry Levinson
Writer Barry Levinson
Actors Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, SLM Production Group
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm