The Dish Synopsis
A town in New South Wales gets media att
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a lovely, original, Australian take on a climactic moment usually thought of as all American.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The kind of movie some audiences are starved for, a comedy with a human face, warmth and spirit.
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88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Cannily weaving cross-cultural comedy with we-can-do-it humor in the spirit of "The Full Monty," the film builds to a rousing climax.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It placed second for the People's Choice Award at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival--after "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." That's about...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Apollo 11's mission was a singular chapter in the story of mankind; The Dish finds a whimsical, winning way of telling it anew.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
For all its folksy jocularity, the movie inspires a sense of global patriotism. In the big picture, every little dish counts.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A quirky character study of the four-man team, led by Sam Neill as the crew leader who seems surrounded by an aura of sadness but is so...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Amusing, compelling and technologically fascinating tale.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Dramatically moving and good-naturedly humorous, it transmits a sharp picture of humanity that inspires both awe and laughter.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Warm, wry, endearing.
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The Dish - a space comedy

By madisonfand
This is one of my all-time favorite movies, combining several elements that I enjoy: the Apollo space program, quirky Australians, and gentle comedy. I've seen it dozens of times, and will probably...

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Rated PG-13 | For brief strong language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ A heartwarming family movie about the space race.
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