Okay, well I saw Diner last night and enjoyed it. Being a movie that is over 20 years old (1982) the first thing that struck me was how much younger everyone looked. There was at least one unexpected surprise in the story, which is always good. Mickey Rourke was playing a scummy character, pulling an unbelieveably stupid stunt on one of his dates and then smooth talking his way out of it. This sets us up to know that he is capable of anything, but later in the movie we are surprised to see that he actually redeems his character. I liked that because i get sick of all the movies with people constantly cheating on each other. So, at one point in the story he was going to sleep with a friend's wife (aka butter her popcorn so to speak ) while his friends were hiding in his closet hoping to witness it, but they didn't know it was going to be a friend's wife. Instead, Rourke backed out at the last minute and took his friend's wife out of the apartment leaving his friends waiting in the closet and none the wiser. They both felt better and she decided she'd try to work things out with her husband.
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4/3/05 at 5:06pm