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Based on 28 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The multiple-story-line family drama is too cliche-ridden to be considered a great movie. But it's still a very good one, filled with excellent performances, entertaining writing and a final few scenes that are quite moving - even if you can see most of them coming at the end of the first act. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The story teeters on the edge of soap opera and emotional manipulation, but director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer) pulls back in the nick of time. What results is an involving and often poignant examination of love and loss. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What passes for the movie's reality is interlocking episodes of ersatz ecstasy and angst -- a Cupid-governed "Crash" -- plus snippets of wisdom dispensed by Mr. Freeman's character. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    As a meditation on the vicissitudes of love, on the need for people to connect, and the struggles that come by both making and missing those connections, the movie is wading-pool deep. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    You'll find more authenticity listening in on conversations at your corner diner. But this is a gentler alternative, especially if you prefer your coffee with extra cream and sugar anyway. show more

  • 70
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    The film, with its intersecting vignettes, might ultimately feel like more of a sampler platter than a sustaining smorgasbord, but it's effectively rooted in a lovely Morgan Freeman performance. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Many of the script's observations sound as though they were lifted directly from the pages of Baxter's book, and they're too platitudinous to impart much wisdom to anyone who's been in and out of love at least once in his or her life. But it's nice to see these ideas played out by a fine cast. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Feast of Love's greatest strength is that it's about people and involves universal emotions. It's not great art but it is enjoyable soap opera. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The bodies are athletic, young, and white, and yet this is not the sport sex we usually see in Hollywood movies. It's the sex of adulation. Sometimes the director Robert Benton goes heavy on the hydraulic positioning, but his movie is scarcely mechanical. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Benton has made better movies, but this one has no organic reality. show more

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  • May 22, 2008 b111lars
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    this is not a romantic comedy!! if you are struggling with your relationship, don't see this! it's mostly sad, depressing and overwhelming to see the situations in these couple's lives.

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