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Carlos Chahine's funny, crude and relatable adaptation of "Dinner with Friends" will make you question fundamental values and common beliefs about marriage, friendship and what it means to truly be happy.Tom and Lina (Beth) are a lawyer and an aspiring artist who love eating whatever their friends cook. Their children are now the best of friends and the two families share most of their time together, living as one. After 12 years of marriage, Tom is leaving her for another woman.The audience sees the characters' more carefree side, and that maybe Tom and Lina weren't such a great match.Inspired by their happy friends, Tom and Lina aspire to a perfect marriage, looking for security and freedom from the social pressures of being single. Banal but far from trivial, Tom and Lina's marriage woes will be understandable to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or knows someone who has.They lead an exciting and active life, with Tom feeling energized and at peace that this was the right choice for both himself and Lina.For his part, Gaby's unable to imagine abandoning his children and 14 years of marriage – underlining how no two relationships are the same and that traditional marriage doesn't work for everyone.
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