Food of Love (1997)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 60 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.


0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Young Dutch landscape architect Meneer Chrome comes to a remote English estate where Thomas Smithers lives with his wife, Juliana. Smithers is determined to leave as his legacy a fabulous ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Rousselot
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Greta Scacchi, Pete Postlethwaite
The Tribe (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Property developer Jamie has to evict some weird, post-modern hippies from a building. But they slowly drag him into their dark underworld of bizarre rituals and dangerous liaisons.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, Anna Friel
A Merry War (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Shakespeare's comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E. Grant, Imogen Stubbs
Jack & Sarah (1995)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young American woman becomes a nanny in the home of a recent British widower.

Director: Tim Sullivan
Stars: Richard E. Grant, Samantha Mathis, Judi Dench
St. Ives (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Hook
Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson, Richard E. Grant
Close My Eyes (1991)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After some years of tension, Richard begins a sexual relationship with his sister Natalie, who is now married. The relationship between Richard and Natalie proves dangerously obsessional. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves
Monsieur N. (2003)
Biography | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

How can Napoleon, the man of war and pioneering military strategist, meekly accept being locked up on a storm-lashed rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean? What system of defence, and ... See full summary »

Director: Antoine de Caunes
Stars: Philippe Torreton, Richard E. Grant, Jay Rodan
Capturing Mary (TV Movie 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Maggie Smith, Ruth Wilson, David Walliams
Joe's Palace (TV Movie 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drama centered on the relationship between Elliot, a strange and wealthy Londoner, and Joe, a teenager who takes care of an empty house Elliot owns.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Michael Gambon, Danny Lee Wynter, Rupert Penry-Jones
Hidden City (1987)
Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sharon Newton (Cassie Stuart) leads the uncooperative James Richards (Charles Dance) into a world of misplaced government secrets, capitalistic artists and bungling secret agents. Will the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Charles Dance, Cassie Stuart, Bill Paterson
A Real Summer (TV Movie 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It is 1958, and the final debutante 'season'. Mary, a brilliant young writer and critic is befriended by Geraldine, a seemingly friendly young debutante of a similar age but a very ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Ruth Wilson, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Hawkins


Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Salmon
Mrs Harvey-Brown
Liz Moscrop ...
Villiage woman
Jade Davidson ...
Madeline's daughter
Ian Lindsay ...
Elizabeth Banks ...
Paula Bacon ...
Tameka Empson ...
Deddie Davies ...
Villiage woman
Charlotte Emmerson ...


Alex, a manager of a prestigious London bank, with ambitions and interests outside his 9 to 5 routine, find himself becoming increasingly alienated in the face of the new technology invading the modern world. He decides to return to an english village to stage, once again, a Shakespeare play, just as he had some years before. Alex reunites the original group of players who have lost touch since university and introduces three teenage students. At first sceptical about the idea, they are eventually seduced by Alex's passion... Written by Jean Lejuez <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


See all certifications »





Release Date:

29 July 1998 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A szerelem étke  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


Nght in My Veins
Written by Chrissie Hynde, Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg
Performed by The Pretenders
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not a real Poliakoff, nothing to see here
19 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As I understand it he altered his initial idea for this film for commercial and lottery-funding reasons with an unsuccessful end result. If you want to see some of Poliakoff's proper works, check out "ShootingThe Past", "The Lost Prince", "Perfect Strangers", "Caught on a Train" ,"Gideon's Daughter", "She's Been Away", and "Hidden City".

The plot concerns the staging of a play in an English village, and a reunion of its original cast by a London professional who decides to return there having made a success of his career , and the production includes Sylvia Syms, Richard E. Grant, Nathalie Baye and Paul McGann and Juliet Aubrey.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
at least one topic... ladytron72
Anyone got Food Of Love ? Ionizing
Discuss Food of Love (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: