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Food of Love Reviews

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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.
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
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
January 20, 2003
A sincere but dramatically conflicted gay coming-of-age tale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
December 13, 2002
The performances and tight direction from Ventura Pons keep the film from descending into cheap melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2002
The principals in this cast are all fine, but Bishop and Stevenson are standouts.
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.
November 15, 2002
Plays like a glossy melodrama that occasionally verges on camp.
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
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
November 6, 2002
I suspect that there are more interesting ways of dealing with the subject.
November 2, 2002
One of those so-so films that could have been much better.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2002
An elegant work, Food of Love is as consistently engaging as it is revealing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2002
Chokes on its own depiction of upper-crust decorum.
October 26, 2002
A poignant and compelling story about relationships, Food of Love takes us on a bumpy but satisfying journey of the heart.
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
October 25, 2002
There's just not much to munch on.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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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