My wife has often wondered how I’ve ended up finding and falling in love with some of the movies in my collection. One of them is a movie called The Dish. This 2001 film had limited box office success as it doesn’t cleanly fit into an genre. It’s hilarious and based on a true story.
When I say it’s funny it’s not the sort of film that’s going to have laugh out loud lines. It’s more of the subtle british comedy but with an Australian accents. Those familiar with the Jurassic Park series will be pleased to see Sam Neill deliver a terrific performance. In this comedy he plays the straight man while surrounded by a cast of characters capable of endearing the viewer with their quip scattered throughout the lines.
Patrick Warburton (Kronk from Emperor’s New Groove) plays one of two American’s in the film. He dials down his comedic and improvisational genius to deliver precisely on character. Those who can appreciate a well acted subtle comedy will find him perfectly at home in this wonderful movie.
I have been enamoured with this movie for years. This is a great movie for a Sunday afternoon or for anyone else who wants to see just how involved the world was in putting a man on the moon.