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Food of Love (2002)

 -  Drama | Music  -  8 February 2002 (Spain)
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Paul, a handsome and talented music student is employed as the page-turner at one of the world famous pianist Kennington's concerts in San Francisco.

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Pamela Porterfield
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Paul Porterfield
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Joseph Mansourian
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Richard Kennington
Craig Hill ...
Izzy
Leslie Charles ...
Tushi
Pamela Field ...
Diane
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Teddy (as Naïm Thomas)
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Novotna
Mingo Ràfols ...
Waiter
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Receptionist
Pepa López ...
Gypsy
Mauricio Cruz ...
Hector (as Mauricio De La Cruz)
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Hustler
Carlos Castañón ...
Alden
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Storyline

Paul, a handsome and talented music student is employed as the page-turner at one of the world famous pianist Kennington's concerts in San Francisco. Not only is Paul diligent but also extremely attractive, a fact noticed by Kennington and his agent Mansourian, two men at the top of their chosen careers. Kennington and Paul meet again in Barcelona, where the boy is on holiday with his mother, Pamela, who is trying to get over her husband leaving her. Paul and Kennington fall in love but this has very different implications for both men. Kennington rushes back home escaping from commitment. Pamela, meanwhile, begins to recover her self-confidence but Paul is no longer a child. Back in the United States Paul learns that his musical career is not going to progress as desired; he simply is not talented enough. Paul and Pamela will learn through their living experience how to build a deeper relationship. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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8 February 2002 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Früchte der Liebe - Food of Love  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,692 (USA) (25 October 2002)

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$3,692 (USA) (25 October 2002)
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Soundtracks

Sonata No. 8, Op. 13
By Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by Josep Lluís Pérez (piano)
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Pretty good gay coming of age story
12 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A piano student (Kevin Bishop) meets his idol, a successful concert pianist (Paul Rhys). Rhys seduces him and they begin sleeping together. The student is falling in love...but with the wrong guy.

A not too bad story. Bishop is a very attractive young actor. He's very good in some scenes and has a couple of very nice nude scenes. Rhys is is also good. But this movie does have problems.

Juliet Stevenson plays Kevin's mother and she's WAY over the top. She plays every single scene in a wide-eyed hysterical manner. Sometimes it fits--other times it really annoying (and laughable). She has a fairly large role in the film and unfortunately drags it down.

Also, the story is very sketchy about Kevin and his attraction to men. He is gay but you're never quite sure why he's with certain guys. Also there's a very unpleasant scene between him and an older gay man.

Still, it's well-done on a very low budget, has beautiful music, some good acting and is reasonably interesting. A little sad also but truthful. Worth catching.


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