Feast of Love (2007)

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Critic Consensus: 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).
Rating:
R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Studio:
MGM

Cast

Morgan Freeman
as Harry Stevenson
Greg Kinnear
as Bradley Thomas
Billy Burke
as David Watson
Selma Blair
as Kathryn
Stana Katic
as Jenny
Erika Marozsan
as Margaret Vekashi
Jane Alexander
as Esther Stevenson
Margo Martindale
as Mrs. Maggarolian
Missi Pyle
as Agatha
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Critic Reviews for Feast of Love

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (34)

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Full Review… | October 23, 2008
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A would-be-wistful dramedy that's almost insufferably full of itself.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
NPR.org
Top Critic

It's episodic and I'd say I liked about 60 percent of it and about 40 percent of it I could leave, but it's just enough for me to say it's worth seeing.

October 1, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

At one point he tells a love-struck friend, 'I think I'd proceed with caution.' I'd proceed just as cautiously to the movie.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Multiple narratives are fluidly interwoven and the writing is often inspired, resulting in dialogue that feels honest and insightful, if occasionally mannered.

September 28, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

Director Robert Benton finds an emotional through line in a format that might have easily broken down into a series of disconnected anecdotes with little to nourish us.

Full Review… | September 28, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Feast of Love

½

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 Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

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 Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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