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      R Released Jan 28, 1998 1h 47m Drama List
      77% Tomatometer 13 Reviews 42% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A New Jersey bartender/playwright's (Adrien Brody) experiences with love and race influence the outcome of his play. Read More Read Less

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader The secondary characters are as well-defined as the leads. Oct 17, 2007 Full Review Sam Adams Philadelphia City Paper Features impressive performances from the entire cast and successfully mixes personal drama with larger issues. Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Solid performances, capable visuals, and the honesty of the interracial subject matter make Restaurant stand out from the typical 'I'm an artist, not really a waiter' pack. Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Steve Simels TV Guide Brody, who has the lean-and-hungry charisma of a skinny young De Niro, turns his potentially cliched, tortured artist character into somebody from whom you'd actually want to buy a drink. Rated: 3/4 Oct 17, 2007 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 5, 2005 Full Review Margaret A. McGurk Cincinnati Enquirer I don't know anything about the background of director Eric Bross or screenwriter Tom Cudworth, but I'm guessing at least one used to be a bartender. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 15, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member "A gay romp with a drunk-dialing Adrien Brody." - Having worked in the restaurant industry for quite some time, as well as being an aspiring actor familiar with Hoboken, New Jersey, I can attest to this film's realistic portrayal of an all-too-often clichéd premise of the suffering 'creative type' stuck in a seemingly haughty environment, performing menial work and engaging exceptionally ignorant people on daily basis. Unfortunately, 'Restaurant' tries too hard to be something it's not: "A thought-provoking piece on bigotry and racial inequality... Instead it serves up a uniquely somber tale about a young man struggling to make ends meet as he tires to live out his dream as a playwright, and who just happens to have a black ex-girlfriend with whom he slowly grows further and further apart from. The entire message about race, although not entirely lost, is only evident towards the very end of the film, despite being alluded to a few times randomly , and almost forcibly throughout the beginning and middle sections. (The poster gives it away, but having not seen it, you'd probably have no idea what the film is actually about). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Restaurant supply:- At JES Restaurant Equipment We have built a reputation on providing our customers with an extensive selection of commercial restaurant products. We provide Wholesale Restaurant Equipment Commercial Residential Kitchen Supplies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member break-ups, make-ups and some damn good food! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting relations Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member Malísima, malos diálogos, malo todo >_< Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member surprising cast, bad movie Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A New Jersey bartender/playwright's (Adrien Brody) experiences with love and race influence the outcome of his play.
      Eric Bross
      Eric Bross
      Palisades Pictures LLC [us], York/Maverick Entertainment
      Production Co
      Giv'en Films, Palisades Pictures Entertainment Group
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 28, 1998, Wide
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby
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