Feast of Love


Feast of Love

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Though beautifully photographed, Feast of Love offers little beyond a trite, melodramatic character drama.



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A group of friends living in suburban Oregon come into contact with a sensual free spirit named Chloe (Alexa Davalos), who changes their outlook on life in the most unexpected of ways in this ensemble drama adapted from the acclaimed novel by author Charles Baxter. As college professor and writer Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) sits quietly in the coffee shop of his tight-knit Oregon community, the local residents all around him all become swept up in the magical mischief of love. Coffee shop owner Bradley (Greg Kinnear) has a bad habit of looking for love in all the wrong places, and his relationship with wife Kathryn (Selma Blair) is a prime example of that penchant. Meanwhile, frazzled real estate agent Diana (Radha Mitchell) becomes ensnared in a taboo affair with a married man (Billy Burke), lovely newcomer Chloe attempts the formidable task of romancing troubled soul Oscar (Toby Hemingway), and Harry's own wife, Esther (Jane Alexander), affectionately tries to get through to her husband as he wrestles with the pain of losing a loved one. Fred Ward, Alexa Davalos, Stana Katic, Toby Hemingway, and Erika Maroszán star in a whimsical tale of intersecting lives inspired by Shakespeare's +Midsummer Night's Dream, and directed by Robert Benton (Nobody's Fool, The Human Stain).


Morgan Freeman
as Harry Stevenson
Greg Kinnear
as Bradley Thomas
Billy Burke
as David Watson
Selma Blair
as Kathryn
Erika Marozsan
as Margaret Vekashi
Jane Alexander
as Esther Stevenson
Margo Martindale
as Mrs. Maggarolian
Missi Pyle
as Agatha
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  • Jan 24, 2015
    I enjoy interconnected stories. This movie had about 5 or 6 different relationships going through various issues, and I didn't even mind the ending (too often in movies like this, everybody lives happily ever after).
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2011
    It's nice to see a decently made movie which deals with love and its various incarnations, after all these super heroes and fantasies... We have love as a biggest miracle of all and we usually discard it as unbelievable. Someone here call this film a fairy tale... it's our choice... because real love could be a fairy tale in real life (when you watch the movie you'll put me in the second category - you'll see what I mean :-) ). This is a story of Harry Stevenson (Morgan Freeman) who narrates about how love can affect one's life ... there is Bradley (Greg Kinnear) who owns a local coffee shop, and his wife Kathryn (Selma Blair) falls in love with Jenny (Stana Katic) and eventually leaves Bradley... we meet Chloe (Alexa Davalos) who comes to the Bradley's coffee shop looking for a job and Bradley's employee, Oscar (Toby Hemingway) falls instantly for her and convinces Bradley to hire her... you could watch heart-broken Bradley falling in love again with a realtor named Diana (Radha Mitchell) and marries her while Chloe and Oscar try to earn more money to get their own place by making a sex tape, but it doesn't sell for much... but wherever you look, whatever you see, love is the most important ingredient for all these events! Feast of Love is an exceptionally well written film directed by Robert Benton (it was based on the 2000 novel The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter) and I enjoyed it very much! You could, too!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    Thought it would be much better than it was with the outstanding cast. Sadly, it was just another average romcom that didn't really do anything for me except bore me. Morgan Freeman will always be an amazing actor though.
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2010
    I really liked this movie. Yet another really nice romantic, heart warming drama. Greg Kinnear and Morgan Freeman really do a wonderful job, which really adds to this movie for me.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer

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