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Fantasia 2020: ‘Dinner in America’ Review

Fantasia 2020: ‘Dinner in America’ Review

Stars: Emily Skeggs, Kyle Gallner, Lea Thompson, Brian Andrus, Shelby Alayne Antel, Sophie Bolen, Gary Brunner, Nick Chinlund, Kristin Condon, Lena Drake | Written and Directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier

Written and directed by Adam Carter Rehmeier (The Bunny Game), Dinner in America is the tale of Patty (Emily Skeggs) and Simon (Kyle Gallner), the latter of whom is a punk rocker, and the former, a female fan obsessed with his band. The two, against all odds and types, fall in love, and drift around the suburbs of the midwest. It’s a love story, but it’s also full of punk-rock indie sensibilities, with an edge that makes it feel unpredictable but still charming.

I was intrigued both by the story itself and the main cast, with Gallner, whom I am familiar with from his roles in the likes of American Sniper and Dear White People, to Skeggs herself, and

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