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Feast of Love

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Genre  Drama, Romance
Music director  Stephen Trask
Language  English
6.7/10 IMDb


Director  Robert Benton
Initial DVD release  February 5, 2008
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Country  United States
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Writer  Allison Burnett, Charles Baxter
Release date  September 27, 2007
Cast  Morgan Freeman (Harry Stevenson), Greg Kinnear (Bradley Smith), Radha Mitchell (Diana Croce), Selma Blair (Kathryn Smith), Billy Burke (David Watson), Erika Marozsán (Margaret Vekashi)
Similar movies  Jamon Jamon, Zandalee, All Ladies Do It, Irreversible, The Canyons, A Life Less Ordinary
Tagline  A story for anyone with an appetite for love.

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Feast of Love is a 2007 American drama film directed by Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke and Selma Blair. The film, based on the 2000 novel The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter, was first released on September 28, 2007, in the United States.

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Plot

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The movie deals with love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Portland, Oregon. Harry Stevenson provides narration about how love can affect one's life.

Bradley

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Bradley runs a small cafe in Portland. He has been married to his wife Kathryn for 6+ years. However, their marriage becomes strained. Soon enough Kathryn begins a lesbian relationship with a woman, Jenny, whom she meets playing softball, and leaves Bradley. The divorce affects Bradley greatly, but he soon finds love again in Diana, a realtor who also has a past with a married man named David. Though she ends her affair with David to marry Bradley, they ultimately declare they are in love with each other and Diana leaves Bradley, again devastating him. Now twice divorced, Bradley suffers a mini-breakdown and stabs himself in the hand. As he is getting stitched up in the hospital he falls for his doctor, Margit. In the film's conclusion the two are revealed to marry.

Oscar and Chloe

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Oscar is a young man working at Bradley's cafe who soon meets and falls in love with a girl named Chloe. However, Oscar is revealed to be living with his alcoholically abusive father, Bat. When Chloe visits a fortune-teller, she is told that Oscar will die. Chloe, though upset at first, straightens her resolve about her love for Oscar and their future together. Coming home, she urges Oscar to get married to her immediately. At the wedding, Chloe reveals to Harry that she is pregnant, and plans to have another baby right after due to Harry's advice of having "two." In the film's conclusion everybody gathers for an afternoon in the park. While playing football, Oscar collapses; despite an attempt to get him to a hospital, congested traffic interferes, and he dies of a heart defect. Bat attempts to avenge his son's death by harming Chloe but Harry scares him off, and then asks Chloe if he and his wife Esther can 'adopt' her as their own.

Diana and David

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Diana is a successful realtor and has been carrying on an affair with the married David. Though she asks him numerous times to leave his wife of 11 years, Karen, he cannot bring himself to do it. Their relationship becomes even more volatile when Diana begins dating Bradley and falls in love with him. David insists he loves Diana, but is unable to leave his wife. Diana marries Bradley and ends her affair with David. However, their love is later rekindled when Karen discovers her husband was cheating, leaving him. Free at last, David and Diana have an emotional confrontation in the park that ends with a kiss that Bradley sees, fueling their divorce and Bradley stabbing himself. In the film's conclusion Diana and David are shown as a public and functionally happy couple.

Harry and Esther

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Harry and his wife Esther have been married a long time. Harry is a patron at Bradley's cafe and often provides the younger generation with advice on love. However, it is revealed that Harry and Esther are masking their own grief after the death of their adult son, Aaron. Harry reveals the nature of his son's death to Chloe, whom he and Esther grow very close to. Harry has also been struggling with the decision of going back to work as a professor at a university. In the film's conclusion, after Oscar's death, Harry and Esther offer to adopt a now widowed and pregnant Chloe, who tearfully accepts their offer.

Cast

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  • Morgan Freeman as Harry Stevenson
  • Greg Kinnear as Bradley Smith
  • Radha Mitchell as Diana Croce
  • Billy Burke as David Watson
  • Selma Blair as Kathryn Smith
  • Alexa Davalos as Chloe Barlow
  • Toby Hemingway as Oscar Gamlen
  • Stana Katic as Jenny
  • Erika Marozsán as Dr. Margit Vekashi
  • Jane Alexander as Esther Stevenson
  • Fred Ward as Bat Gamlen
  • Margo Martindale as fortune teller Mrs. Maggarolian
  • Production

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    While many of the movie's scenes are set at Portland State University, the nearby campuses of Western Seminary and Reed College were the actual locations of filming. Locations at Reed include the Blue Bridge, the front lawn and Eliot Circle. Scenes in the Jitters Cafe, owned by Kinnear's character, were filmed at the Fresh Pot at the corner of N Mississippi Avenue and Shaver streets in Portland.

    Critical reception

    The film received mixed reviews from critics. The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 41% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 104 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 51 out of 100, based on 28 reviews.

    In his lukewarm review, Roger Ebert stated that this film contains the worst performance of Fred Ward, and "no movie can be very good that contains Fred Ward's worst performance!"

    Box office performance

    In its opening weekend, the film grossed US$1.7 million in 1,200 theaters in the United States and Canada, ranking #12 at the box office. It grossed a total of US$5.4 million worldwide – US$3.5 million in the United States and Canada and US$1.9 million in other territories.

    References

    Feast of Love Wikipedia
    Feast of Love (film) IMDbFeast of Love (film) Rotten TomatoesFeast of Love (film) Roger EbertFeast of Love (film) MetacriticFeast of Love themoviedb.org


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