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  1. LauraPalmer's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

  2. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Por momentos tiene el aire de screwball comedy, pero este filme de Cukor es de lejos un drama amargo sobre la crisis y el fracaso de la sociedad aristocrática. Lo genial es que esto no solo es a propósito de la Gran Depresión y, en consecuencia, de la bancarrota colectiva, sino también a propósito del amor, esa derrota íntima con que los personajes conviven. Amores platónicos del pasado, amores egoístas del presente.

  3. gabi gabi gabi's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Apparently between 1929-1934 Hollywood movies didn't have to adhere to censorship guidelines. Many of the questions raised during that period weren't further explored until later. ("Pre-Code" Hollywood Films) Not sure about the year in which the film was set but it was set in New York.

  4. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    7.9/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2OH

  5. FISCHER's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Sympathique tragi-comédie, un peu théâtrale qui décrit fort minutieusement quelques spécimens du "beau" monde, leurs frasques et leurs misères... www.cinefiches.com

  6. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

  7. Maudealan's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    This movie has like everything you want if you want to giggle and also weep what else is there tbh

  8. Aardsy's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    The suspense of rich people's social dining!

  9. SpacePirate's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Just a classic. Dressler nearly steals the show from all the immense talent assembled for this one, and deserves particular credit. An overall somber tone fills the comic film, as essentially everyone is broke but trying to act like theyre unaffected by the depression. The Barrymores give great performances here, one of only a few films they made together. Essential viewing for classic comedy fans

  10. Beatrice Lorenzini's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

  11. Tutu888's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    A star ensemble tries to push themselves to the foreground in this shattered script. The story about former star actor John Barrymore who is over the hill is the most interesting.

  12. Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    A bit too theatrical but undeniably delightful and rendered with the cinematic elegance that characterized Cukor's entire career. His masterful direction of actors is also wonderfully present in this multifaceted all-star comedy. Dressler and John Barrymore are particularly brilliant in wildly different registers.

  13. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    An interesting series of duets. I've just realized that John Barrymore was Drew Barrymore's grandfather. Her great-uncle Lionel Barrymore's got also an important part in the film. E.T. hasn't. Recommended.

  14. Pri Lima's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Dressler gave me the laughs and Barrymore gave me the tears.Harlow very convicing as the née low class now rich bitch,all the kitchen drama that drove people to hospital,jail and craziness made me laugh till crying and the scene in wich the actor is called a "corpse" really hurted me. And what about that smoking maid?.

  15. Brotherdeacon's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Screenplay by: Frances Marion, Herman J. Mankiewicz, George S. Kaufman, Edna Ferber, Donald Ogden Stewart, then throw-in Selznick and George Cukor not to mention more MGM stars than there are in heaven--all flouncing around in Adrian gowns. Perhaps it was "too big to fail," but seemed to be missing something integral--something beyond froth; a reason for its existence maybe.

  16. candt's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

  17. MarcH's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    A cast of legends, nailing one uncomfortable scene after another. A great comic tragedy that assumes its audience has a brain.

  18. lauli's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Great performances, wonderful dialogue... One of my favourites

  19. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Producer David O'Selznick and director George Cukor's sought to recreate the success of the star studded, Oscar-winning GRAND HOTEL, and the result was DINNER AT EIGHT, yet another glamorous, star studded ensemble comedy starring Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Billie Burke and many other early Hollywood stars. It's an entertaining Depression-era comedy of manners, buoyed by fun performances, esp. by Burke and Harlow.

  20. Anton Williams's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

  21. Jean Harlow's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Cuckor's first masterpiece of his long and impressive career seems to prognosticate Renoir's The Rules of the Game. A multifaceted, subtle, tenuous and elegant adult comedy that came during a time dominated by slapstick and screwball.Jean Harlow excels everyone with her enticing and almost whimsical performence.The editing, White color schem and Adrian's stunning costum design are flawless.

  22. Roscoe's rating of the film Dinner at Eight

    Grand fun, a tasty soap opera. One of Barrymore's best performances, I think. Any chance to watch Marie Dressler is not to be missed.