Late for Dinner (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Late for Dinner (1991)



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W.D. Richter directed this comedy-drama in the spirit of Back to the Future and Peggy Sue Got Married. The film opens in Santa Fe in 1962, where Willie (Brian Wimmer) and Joy Husband (Marcia Gay Harden) are a cute couple living in familial bliss with their five-year-old daughter. When evil land-developer Bob Freeman (Peter Gallagher) tries to turn their bliss into blight, a gun goes off and Willie flees to Los Angeles with his dim-witted brother-in-law Frank (Peter Berg), convinced he has committed murder. They run into crazed scientist Dr. Chilblains (Bo Brundin), who cryogenically freezes the fugitives. Twenty-nine years later they are defrosted, and Willie, who has only aged a day, goes back to Santa Fe with Frank to seek out his wife and daughter, discovering they have aged and gone on with their lives without him.

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Brian Wimmer
as Willie Husband
Peter Berg
as Frank Lovegren
Marcia Gay Harden
as Joy Husband
Colleen Flynn
as Jessica Husband
Kyle Secor
as Leland Shakes
Michael Beach
as Dr. David Arrington
Peter Gallagher
as Bob Freeman
Cassy Friel
as Little Jessica Husband
Ross Malinger
as Little Donald Freeman
John Prosky
as Off. Tom Bostich
Bo Brundin
as Dr. Dan Chilblains
Donald Hotton
as Dr. Chris Underwood
Cassandra Rachel Friel
as Little Jessica Husband
Billy Vera
as Radio Deejay
Janeane Garofalo
as Counter Girl
Jeremy Roberts
as Truckdriver
Joe Paul Steuer
as Little Frank
Silent Bit Sam
as Waving Man
Steve Hornyak
as Man in Bathroom
Susan Bugg
as Lady with Fone in Dress
Tom Noga
as Crazy Man in Hospital
Maria Rubell
as Nurse Lilly
Emily Kuroda
as Nurse Ruth
Tim Kelleher
as Man at Catering Truck
Collett Lawson
as Woman of Kissing Couple
Ron Byron
as Man of Kissing Couple
Robert Howe
as Man at Money Machine
Jon Paul Steuer
as Little Frank
Richard Steinmetz
as Donald Freeman
Deborah Swanson
as Antique Shopper
David Shinney
as Antique Shopper
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Critic Reviews for Late for Dinner

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Terrible premise, but wonderfully charming performances by Wimmer, Marcia Gay Harden, and Colleen Flynn.

August 20, 2003 | Rating: 4/5
Top Critic

After spinning its wheels for an hour with unnecessary exposition, Late for Dinner never really develops the emotional material we've been waiting for.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An awfully sweet little time-travel movie.

April 21, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Late for Dinner

A fun little movie.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


An interesting movie.

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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