Club members also get access to our members-only section on RogerEbert. While I've never been opposed to nudity in films and never will be! The film is about a social circle which consists of some very diverse people. Freeman plays a professor who must come to grips with the untimely death of his beloved son who has died from an overdose of heroin. He is intelligent, but he is prone to either over-interpreting minor events or being oblivious to major events which transpire in his life. Zeus was always Zeus and Hera was always Hera, and they were always in character, always Zeuslike and Heraesque. Before you know it, the wife is falling in love with a lively woman athlete she'd competed against in a softball game! A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. A rustic Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I will run add this one to my all-time-favorites Amazon list. There are some profound philosophical themes in the film which are downright Schopenhauresque. Only the doctor who bandages Bradley's finger after he cuts himself as punishment for losing Diana. Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear both provide stellar performances. Maybe the reviewers didn't read the book. Many viewers are likely to contend that the film is filled with gratuitous nudity.
The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans. Based on the novel by Charles Baxter, almost every conceivable notion of the modern relationship gets worked into the entire story. Everyone knows such scenes are nonsense. Apart from his great films, of which there are many, this is almost his standard role, although he also seems to spend a lot of time playing God. Freeman's character must face the fact that while he loved his son, he had no idea that the young man was involved with illegal drugs. Not so in this film. I truly believe that this is one movie where there is more than meets the eyes.
But to those who decide to do so, Feast of Love lives up to its namesake. I was looking forward to the movie. Harry is always looking on as if he already knows how every story will turn out. Storyline: A rustic Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell. The film begins with a youngish couple apparently happily married and searching for the right dog at the pound.
Freeman's character is a sort of mentor for him, but at times he appears to be a lost soul. He brings home a dog for Kathryn's birthday present, although she has told him time and again that she hates and fears dogs. They have had a wounding personal loss: an esteemed son, dead of an overdose. From Bradley, the hopeless romantic who looks for love in all the wrong places; to Harry, a local professor with the wisdom and experience to guide those close to him; to young, beautiful Chloe, who defies fate in romancing the troubled Oscar. The story is told through the eyes of Morgan's character with insight and modesty. I would invite the people who gave this 3 stars or less to give it another view. The plot is not focused, but to me that's a good thing.
Jane Alexander and Morgan Freeman make a couple we love. Feast of Love 2007 A rustic Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell. Still bored, they invented love. Notice that two of the younger actresses have both played in movies with Vin Diesel. All of these stories are woven into a tapestry by director , working from a screenplay written by , which is based on the novel by. Chief amongst these is perpetually unlucky-in-love coffee store owner Bradley Greg Kinnear , who meets feisty estate agent Diana Radha Mitchell after his wife Selma Blair leaves him for another woman.
He lives in Portland, in a long and happy marriage with Esther. I thought the plot was good and well written and very realistic by today's standards. Morgan Freeman plays a recently bereaved college professor who witnesses various relationships and romances developing amongst his friends at a local coffee shop. It is crucial to the story line. There are some good things in the movie. Not even the husband, two feet away.
Alexa Davalos and Radha Mitchell are very beautiful, to be sure, but they surely weren't cast for this film as eye-candy. » A movie that manages to be genuine while making you laugh and cry at the fates of the characters in it. All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: This site does not store any files on its server. I realize I've mumbled quite a lot, but this is a very difficult film to critique. It is about love, to be sure, but it goes beyond Romantic love to also include the love involved with parenting issues as well. Most of his insights seem not merely handed down the mountain, but arriving as a successful forward pass.
Try it you may like it I do. She's having a heartless, purely physical affair with the studly David , who she has not quite broken up with. The city of Portland is beautifully evoked. In such a circumstance, it would be contrived for the couple to put their clothes on so they could continue arguing. But Esther seems content to sit at home alone until such intervals as Harry can free himself from his coffee shop, park bench and other counseling stations.