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Feast of Love

 

The Diva's review of
Feast of Love(2007)

 

feast of love Rated R; running time of 1 hour and 42 minutes
Genre: Drama
Written by : Allison Burnett, based on the book by Charles Baxter
Directed by: Robert Benton
Cast: Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Selma Blair, Radha Mitchell, Alexa Davalos, Toby Hemingway,
Theatrical release Date: 09/28/07



WARNING - SPOILERS BELOW.

The Digest

Life and love in a small Portland town as told through the eyes of Harry (Morgan Freeman). Harry is a professor at the local college who has taken a break from teaching to heal from a personal tragedy. He spends his time in a coffee shop owned Bradley Thomas (Greg Kinnear). Harry is a people observer and he can see that love is in the air. He is witness to Thomas’ wife,Kathryn (Selma Blair) falling love – with another woman. Then he watches employees Oscar (Toby Hemingway) and Chloe (Alexa Davalos) fall passionately in love.

Love comes a goes, even for Bradley and all the while, Harry observes and enjoys the couplings. But the study is only serving to help Henry not deal with his own issues. Harry’s wife Ester (Jane Alexander) adores him and indulges in his innocent voyeurism, but she wants him to deal with their problems.

Nothing is perfect, especially love. What’s in store for everyone?

The Dish

What a pleasant surprise! This film is almost Shakespearean in its plot and storytelling. You become so invested in the characters that you feel their ups and downs. But most of all I marveled at the human nature and its ability to soldier on. This people love and lose, but the keep on living and trying. Bradley especially. He is hit over and over again and he keeps going. Even when he briefly gives up, he digs deep and keeps going on.

Mr. Morgan Freeman turns in another amazing performance. At times Bradley is the center of the story, but I really think Harry is. True everyone involved has Bradley in common, but it is Harry who walks us through their lives and gives us his insight.

Have no complaints, the story is paced well and affords the audience the opportunity to laugh and cry and reflect and just enjoy learning about these characters.

The Directive This is a film as opposed to a movie, that said, I think everyone can find a reason to like this movie.

3BC Ratings

flashing yellow

 

feast your eyes on this one. It’s filling and satisfying.


Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2007
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