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Review: The Dish & the Spoon

Chance indie encounters
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 10, 2012
3.0 3.0 Stars

Dumped by her husband, an enraged young woman, Rose (Greta Gerwig), drives around coastal towns in the Delaware winter swearing revenge against her straying spouse and an ill fate for the gal who lured him away. Luckily, she is pulled off course by a meet-up with an epicene, nameless English Boy (Olly Alexander). They visit a beer factory, play Hangman, have a sleepover in a beach house, and he gets a crush on his hot-tempered new friend. Director Alison Bagnall crafts a model independent film, a miniature story told with feeling and humor, and Gerwig, recently featured in bigger films (Greenberg, etc.) returns deftly to her origins as an indie queen.

  Topics: Reviews , Movie Reviews, Relationships, Greta Gerwig
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