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Friday’s openings redux: Time for ‘Dinner’

And so what is the only movie willing to go up against one of the year's most anticipated blockbusters? A taut little mystery-drama, of course. And that's the only kind of film that is opening locally against "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." The title:

"The Dinner": Two couples meet to discuss what to do about their not-so-saintly children. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, based on the novel by the Dutch writer Herman Koch. Probably not about food.

Note: For fans of Dutch cinema, director Menno Meyjes did his own adaptation of Koch's novel in 2013. Fans of Italian cinema might want to know that director Ivano De Matteo did his own adaptation in 2014.

I'll update if needed.