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Restaurant
Restaurant
Actors: Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow, Simon Baker, Catherine Kellner
Director: Eric Bross
Genres: Drama
R     2000     1hr 47min

Chris (Adrien Brody), an aspiring playwright, pays the bills as a bartender at an upscale New York restaurant and pours his frustrations into his work. Jeanine (Elise Neal), an aspiring singer from a musical family, is the...  more »

     

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Actors: Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, David Moscow, Simon Baker, Catherine Kellner
Director: Eric Bross
Creators: Eric Bross, Galt Niederhoffer, Gary J. Palermo, H.M. Coakley, Jennifer Chaiken, Julie E. Chaiken, Tom Cudworth
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: YORK HOME VIDEO
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/22/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1999
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Restaurant
RHC | 08/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This heart-wrenching drama focuses on aspiring writer Chris Calloway, played soulfully by Adrien Brody. His past love with an African-American women, played by the exquisitely beautiful Lauryn Hill, haunts his present life, interfering with his artistic creativity, friendships, and current lover. Shadows of racism hinder his ability to truthfully love, truthfully write, and truthfully live.As we watch Chris and his friends pinball between the things they want to do, and the things they need to do, we begin to relive our own painful experiences in the field of love.Tensions rise as Chris grasps to make decisions that will forever affect his happiness, for better, and for worse.Adrien Brody, Elise Neal, Simon Baker, & Lauryn Hill give memorable performances."
Surprisingly Good
L. Jerome | Silver Spring, Maryland USA | 05/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bought for only $1.00 at Wal-Mart. Was expecting a poorly made independent film, but was pleasantly surprised by this film. Part romance, mix in a little comedy, a little racial tension and a stellar cast, and you get a good story that is completely watchable and believable. I especially like that the movie ended with the romantic leads going their separate ways, possibly to reunite later. Added a realistic touch.

This was probably the movie before some of these actors hit the big time. Nicely done."