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Food of Love Reviews

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
March 20, 2003
An average coming-of-age tale elevated by the wholesome twist of a pesky mother interfering during her son's discovery of his homosexuality.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
February 13, 2003
Young star Kevin Bishop plays the confused Paul with enough soul to sustain a movie that sometimes comes on like an ersatz training manual for parents of gay kids.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 6, 2003
This is mild-mannered, been-there material given a pedestrian spin by a director who needed a touch of the flamboyant, the outrageous.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 20, 2003
A sincere but dramatically conflicted gay coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine
December 16, 2002
Despite Juliet Stevenon's attempt to bring cohesion to Pamela's emotional roller coaster life, it is not enough to give the film the substance it so desperately needs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
December 13, 2002
The performances and tight direction from Ventura Pons keep the film from descending into cheap melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
December 7, 2002
The principals in this cast are all fine, but Bishop and Stevenson are standouts.
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 26, 2002
Based on a David Leavitt story, the film shares that writer's usual blend of observant cleverness, too-facile coincidence and slightly noxious preciousness.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 15, 2002
Plays like a glossy melodrama that occasionally verges on camp.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 14, 2002
How can such a cold movie claim to express warmth and longing? In truth, it has all the heart of a porno flick (but none of the sheer lust).
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
November 8, 2002
It's the extra layer that makes this one, the movie's understanding of how disillusion and inner compromise can gradually separate a young artist from his divine spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 6, 2002
I suspect that there are more interesting ways of dealing with the subject.
Rod Armstrong
Reel.com
November 2, 2002
One of those so-so films that could have been much better.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 31, 2002
An elegant work, Food of Love is as consistently engaging as it is revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 31, 2002
Chokes on its own depiction of upper-crust decorum.
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Urban Cinefile
October 26, 2002
A poignant and compelling story about relationships, Food of Love takes us on a bumpy but satisfying journey of the heart.
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Megan Turner
New York Post
October 25, 2002
There's a whole heap of nothing at the core of this slight coming-of-age/coming-out tale.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4

E! Online
October 25, 2002
There's just not much to munch on.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Fox
TV Guide
October 24, 2002
The film sounds like the stuff of lurid melodrama, but what makes it interesting as a character study is the fact that the story is told from Paul's perspective.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
October 24, 2002
Food for Love endeavors and largely succeeds in lending equal weight to the emotional turmoil of its older and younger characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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