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Eating (1990)

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A group of young and middle-aged women gather for the birthday party of a friend and talk about their lives and food they cook for their husbands, boyfriends, or themselves.

Director:

Henry Jaglom

Writer:

Henry Jaglom
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nelly Alard Nelly Alard ... Martine
Lisa Blake Richards ... Helene (as Lisa Richards)
Frances Bergen ... Whitney
Mary Crosby ... Kate
Gwen Welles ... Sophie
Elizabeth Kemp ... Nancy
Marina Gregory Marina Gregory ... Lydia
Daphna Kastner Daphna Kastner ... Jennifer
Marlena Giovi Marlena Giovi ... Sadie
Beth Grant ... Carla
Taryn Power ... Anita
Catherine Genender Catherine Genender ... Lily
Hildy Brooks Hildy Brooks ... Mary
Jackie O'Brien ... Janet (as Jacqueline Woolsey)
Sherry Boucher Sherry Boucher ... Maria (as Sherry Boucher-Lytle)
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Storyline

At a spacious house in Los Angeles, Helene is turning 40-years old and her friends whom include French filmmaker Martine, house guest Sophie, and Lydia throw her a party. But also there is Kate a friend turning 30, and Sadie a Hollywood film agent turning 50. So, all of Helene's, Kate's, and Sadie's friends arrive for the party where Martine films the events with her movie camera and the shocking secrets revealed by Helene's mother Whitney, and her younger sister Nancy whom confide in their interviews about their obsession with food, and their roles in life. Written by matt-282

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A very serious comedy about women & food.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eating - Le dernier secret des femmes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$2,100,538
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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After a successful stint in many television roles, this was one of the first feature films in which renowned character actress Beth Grant appeared before her roles in hit movies such as Speed (1994), A Time to Kill (1996), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and The Artist (2011) See more »

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Featured in Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) See more »

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Too much, too many, too repetitive
19 November 2004 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

Too many actresses - it was very confusing being inside Henry Jaglom's head. This mockumentary style movie obsesses on food and women all intertwined with sexuality.

Even Frances Bergen who plays a type of baffled sane matriarch looks as if she has had her problems with food in the past but in this movie she is astonished at the obsessive compulsive behaviour around food at this party she attends for her daughter's fortieth birthday.

Maybe she doesn't get out much in the shallow body-and-youth culture that is California. I would say that Henry was deliberate in keeping this movie without any depth. He just stockpiled it with far too many women (I lost track, they all looked vaguely alike and whined in the same sad key).

Go read a book, ladies, visit an art gallery, recite poetry, read for the blind. Far too much time on your hands. Get interesting. Maybe that was the point?

7 out of 10 for its daring - though it had to be a flop at the box-office.


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