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Feast of Love

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Peter Sore

Feast of Love

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/28/07
performer:
Selma Blair, Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear
director:
Robert Benton
distributor:
MGM
author:
Robert Benton, Alison Burnett
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it a C

Feast of Love, Robert Benton’s bobos-in-love ensemble drama, adapted from the Charles Baxter college-town novel, is far too cloyingly pleased with its own humanity. Greg Kinnear, as a Portland coffee-bar owner who loses his wife (Selma Blair) to another woman, is the divorcé as sad-eyed puppy, and Morgan Freeman, as a professor recovering from the death of his son, lays on the life-affirming pensées. Radha Mitchell, playing a real estate agent trapped in a sordid affair, has vibrance, but the film wastes no time reducing her to another soddenly ”innocent” romantic. C