“When I was 10 years old, I was rich, I was an aristrocrat! Riding around in taxis, surrounded by comfort and all I thought about was art and music. Now I’m 36, and all I think about is money.” – My Dinner With Andre.
I tend to fall in love with simple films about life, ones that make me think, lust, mourn, and laugh at it’s complexities. My Dinner With Andre is a film about two men having a conversation about their own idiosyncratic views on life. Watching the film makes me feel like I’m right there sitting at the table listening in on a private, thought-provoking exchange of ideas between two individuals with opposing views. Andre Gregory lives life a little more free and spiritually, and tells his friend, Wallace Shawn, all about his unique escapades. Wallace has been living in New York City all of his life and has currently hit a standstill in his career as a writer/actor. He is a realist. He views life in a strict, rigid way. Whereas Gregory believes when you free yourself of those rigidities, you can then create your own path and experiences.
It makes you wonder about what is normal: People who live in a dream or people who live in reality?
You can watch the entire movie here, in parts.