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My Dinner with Hervé (2018)



Critic Consensus: My Dinner with Hervé offers a standard narrative on celebrity and infamy, but formidable performances by Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan find the dimensionality and pathos of Hervé Villechaize the man.

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Inspired by a real story, MY DINNER WITH HERVE explores the unlikely friendship between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous knife-wielding French dwarf actor, as it unfolds over one wild night in LA - an encounter that will have life-changing consequences for both.

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Jamie Dornan
as Danny Tate
Peter Dinklage
as Hervé Villechaize
Mireille Enos
as Kathy Self
Harriet Walter
as Fiona Baskin
Oona Chaplin
as Katie Nelson
David Strathairn
as Marty Rothstein
Andy Garcia
as Ricardo Montalbán
Ashleigh Brewer
as Camille Hagen
Alex Gaumond
as André Villechaize
Felicite du Jeu
as Evelyne Villechaize
Mark Povinelli
as Billy Barty
Alan Ruck
as Stu Chambers
Michael Elwyn
as Gore Vidal
Mark Umbers
as Roger Moore
Robert Curtis Brown
as Merv Griffin
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Critic Reviews for My Dinner with Hervé

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (13)

Villechaize as written is a glorious part - poignant as he wrestles with the limitations placed on him by others and infuriating as he spurns the help of those trying to save him from himself - even if it was far less fun in real life.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Dinklage is superb, not just peeling back Villechaize layer by layer, but conveying simultaneously a man who was manipulative and aggressive...but also lonely and vulnerable and plain sad.

October 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

My Dinner with Hervé cannot make a straight-faced claim that Villechaize was an important actor or significant cultural figure, so its own significance depends on the star's charisma, which lends the proceedings a simple poignance.

October 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a compelling story made more poignant by the fact that it's told by Dinklage, a performer who seems to be the exact opposite of Villechaize.

October 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What's left are two dudes with varying degrees of moral disrepair shouting at each other across the Hollywood Hills. That's not enough to hold up an entire feature, or even a good dinner conversation.

October 22, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

But Dinklage, like Dornan, manages to convey a fully dimensional person despite the skipping of narrative steps. He is a remarkable actor.

October 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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