Parents' Guide to

Feast of Love

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Uneven adult romantic drama doesn't stint on sex.

Movie R 2007 102 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

A funny, tragic, sexy movie

I was down from Maine last week and was lucky enough to attend a screening of Feast of Love in New York City. I can't stop thinking about this film. It raises so many questions. What makes us fall in love with someone? If you love a person enough can you make them fall in love with you? With all the people who cross your path why do you fall in love with one but not the others? What is it that makes you fall in love with someone at first sight? How could you be married to someone and not have any idea that that person no longer loves you back? In the end the film gives hope to all of us who have loved and lost that we can find love again, and that that love can come in many different forms and configurations. The movie made me laugh and made me cry. The acting was wonderful and I felt the characters heartbreak as well as their blind optimism. The nude scenes, although explicit, were a natural as part of the relationships of the characters. If you're looking for a film to make you laugh, make you cry and make you think then this would be a good film for you. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Feast of Love is like an intriguing dish that seems so promising on the menu, yet when it arrives at your table manages to satiate but not satisfy. Full of good intentions and interesting detours, the film benefits from its strong ensemble cast, but it ambles too much and doesn't quite deliver on its intriguing premises: Is love a burden? Can love save people from their worst selves? Who's better off -- those who fall in love too easily or rarely? Although he talks of wisdom by the time he meets Woman to Love No. 3, Bradley seems to have learned little. (One slightly gruesome scene is meant to show how he's been scarred, but it rings hollow).

The film could also have done without Oscar's prototypical bad dad (played by Fred Ward); an abusive alcoholic, he also threatens Chloe at one point with a knife. Just one of those evils would've been plenty. And the only truly gritty storyline (Diana and her married man) is glossed over in the end, going so far as to have them traipsing off into the sunset even after a particularly brutal physical fight.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 28, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: February 4, 2008
  • Cast: Greg Kinnear, Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell
  • Director: Robert Benton
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Romance
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong sexual content, nudity and language.
  • Last updated: June 8, 2023

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