Feast of Love

Film, Drama
3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
This romantic drama gets off to a promising start. Unhappily married Kathryn (Selma Blair) has attracted the attention of Jenny (Stana Katic) during a game of softball. The warning bells should have rung there for Kathryn’s husband, Bradley, but he’s played by Greg Kinnear, so he’s blissfully ignorant, and fails to notice when Jenny seduces his wife under his very nose. Not so inattentive is his professor friend Harry, who is played by Morgan Freeman, so he’s deeply wise and observant. Throughout the film, Harry regales the audience with platitudes about love as he watches coffee shop owner Bradley and his young employees form new relationships. It’s a pity the film strays from Kinnear and Blair – free-spirited waitress Chloe (Alexa Davalos) and ex-druggie Oscar (Toby Hemingway) make an unconvincing couple, not helped by his performance and a clichéd script. But Kinnear offers likeability and laughs, and Radha Mitchell brings some depth to a morally ambiguous estate agent. It’s a pretty, occasionally witty love-fest, with a surprising amount of flesh on display. But its increasingly mawkish tone means it’s for softies only.

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Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday October 5 2007
Duration:
102 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Robert Benton
Screenwriter:
Allison Burnett
Cast:
Morgan Freeman
Jane Alexander
Radha Mitchell
Greg Kinnear
Selma Blair
Toby Hemingway
Alexa Davalos
Billy Burke
Stana Katic