26 February 2011
This month's movie was Barry Levinson's "Diner" about a group of twenty-somethings in Baltimore during the '50s. The movie introduced the world to the acting talents of: Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Steve Guttenberg, Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Ellen Barkin, and Tim Daly. That's a seriously impressive cast, many of whom hadn't really worked much before. This was also Levinson's first film. He would go on to helm "The Natural", "Good Morning, Vietnam", "Rain Man" (AA- Best Director), "Avalon" (AA nominated), "Sleepers", "Bugsy" (AA nominated), and "Wag the Dog".
Modell (Reiser): "We all know most marriages depend on a firm grasp of football trivia."