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Bitter Feast -- Peter Grey, a zealous television chef, kidnaps J.T. Franks, a snarky food blogger after a nasty review deals the final blow to Grey's plummeting career. Grey keeps Franks chained up in a basement, presenting him with a series of deceptively simple food challenges and punishing him for anything less than perfection. BITTER FEAST is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically awry.
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Director:
Writer:
Joe Maggio (screenplay)
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A celebrity chef exacts revenge on a food blogger who torpedoes his career. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
An excellent thriller/horror/revenge movie! See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

James Le Gros ... Peter Grey (as James LeGros)

Joshua Leonard ... JT Franks

Amy Seimetz ... Katherine Franks

Larry Fessenden ... William Coley

Megan Hilty ... Peg

John Speredakos ... Phil

Mario Batali ... Gordon
Tobias Campbell ... Young Peter
Owen Campbell ... Johnny
Lisa Golub ... Waitress
Andrea Kennedy ... Restaurant Hostess
Sean Reid ... Co-Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adam Bertocci ... Cooking Show Audience

Jessie Coleman ... TV Reporter
Paula El Sherif ... Cooking Show Guest

Allie Nelson ... Fan Girl At Bookstore
Graham Reznick ... Local Newscaster

Directed by
Joe Maggio 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Maggio  screenplay

Produced by
Hamza Ali .... executive producer
Malik B. Ali .... executive producer
Derek Curl .... producer
Larry Fessenden .... producer
Jacob Jaffke .... line producer
Brent Kunkle .... producer
Greg Newman .... executive producer
Peter Phok .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
 
Cinematography by
Michael McDonough 
 
Film Editing by
Seth Anderson 
 
Casting by
Kathleen Backel 
Antonia Dauphin 
 
Production Design by
Beck Underwood 
 
Art Direction by
Lisa Myers 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Vastola  (as Liz Vastola)
 
Makeup Department
Ivy Ermert .... key hair stylist
Ivy Ermert .... key makeup artist
Brenna McGuire .... makeup artist
Brian Spears .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Jacob Jaffke .... production manager
 
Art Department
Shawn Annabel .... property master
 
Sound Department
Kate Driscoll .... boom operator
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer
Eric Gitelson .... foley engineer
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
John Moros .... dialogue editor
Derek Morse .... additional sound
Vincent Rella .... additional boom operator
Graham Reznick .... sound designer
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Neal Jonas .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Douglas Mayer .... stunts
John Schuman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Branco .... camera operator
Eric Branco .... director of photography: second unit
Bahram Foroughi .... still photographer
Shandor Garrison .... second assistant camera
Adam Raia .... camera operator
Brandon Taylor .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ramsey Scott .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Milan Boncich .... colorist
 
Other crew
Nick French .... production assistant
Douglas Mayer .... assistant armorer
Nicole Mikuzis .... brand manager
John Schuman .... senior armorer
Lisa Wisely .... business affairs: Glass Eye Pix
Annie Jeeves .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jack Fessenden .... special thanks
 

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USA:95 min
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Continuity: When the knife is first plunged into JT's hand and the next shot after, it's not embedded nearly as deep as subsequent shots show it to be.See more »
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References Bambi (1942)See more »
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I'll Find YouSee more »

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28 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
An excellent thriller/horror/revenge movie!, 4 January 2011
Author: Matt Kracht (krachtm@yahoo.com) from New York

Apparently, this movie is low budget, but I couldn't tell. I wish I could say that about every independent movie I see! The other reviews are spot on: this is a very good movie, with a tasteful, somewhat fresh spin on the revenge movie, bucking the recent trend of gross-out, "torture porn" films. There's no actual torture in this movie, though it's implied and almost certainly is happening, off-camera. Some might be disappointed by this. Myself, I find it somewhat refreshing to watch a revenge movie that focuses more on psychological horror, story, and pacing, rather than buckets of fake blood. Don't get me wrong; I like buckets of fake blood as much as the next guy (I liked the first Saw movie, for instance), but much of that genre is based on titillating people who get off on graphic displays of violence, frequently with a strong misogynist subtext. I'm glad that the genre horror has more life to it than that.

Everything in this movie was quite good, though I might have tweaked the story here and there, to highlight certain themes a little stronger and to give a little more time to the very interesting conflict between the two leads. Overall, though, I liked it quite a lot, and I recommend it to anyone who likes darker dramas, revenge movies, and/or independent cinema. There's so much to like here, that you'll easily overlook any flaws.

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