To be fair to the dialogue haters, they have a point. The fact is that one person talking to another in real life is fine, but to just have to listen? It really does need a good writer.
But also they perhaps need to be asked to watch a film with an open mind, and only engage their critical faculties after sitting through the whole thing. If they agree to that, pop along to the DVD shop and get a copy of Night Of The Iguana.
My guess is that they will say that although nothing happens, they did kind of like it.
If they don't like it, tell them about their life at the farm and they can look after the rabbits and shoot them.