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Food of Love (2002)

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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Ventura Pons

Writers:

David Leavitt (novel), Ventura Pons

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juliet Stevenson ... Pamela Porterfield
Kevin Bishop ... Paul Porterfield
Allan Corduner ... Joseph Mansourian
Paul Rhys ... Richard Kennington
Craig Hill ... Izzy
Leslie Charles Leslie Charles ... Tushi
Pamela Field ... Diane
Naim Thomas ... Teddy (as Naïm Thomas)
Geraldine McEwan ... Novotna
Mingo Ràfols Mingo Ràfols ... Waiter
Roger Coma ... Receptionist
Pepa López Pepa López ... Gypsy
Mauricio Cruz Mauricio Cruz ... Hector (as Mauricio De La Cruz)
Manu Fullola ... Hustler
Carlos Castañón 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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Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2002 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Hrana ljubavi See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,692, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$3,692
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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No Third Act
19 September 2004 | by corway-2See all my reviews

Here is a story with obvious first and second acts, but no conclusion. Act I: the development of the relationship between Paul and Richard. Act II: Paul's move to NYC and his disillusionment (he also becomes a jerk). Act III: oh, wait it's not there. Right when the story begins to reach a climax, it ends. No resolution of any plot threads. A disappointment in an otherwise adequate feature.

Unlike the previous reviewer, I thought Juliet Stevenson and Paul Bishop did a great job with their American accents. I was surprised, since I knew Ms Stevenson was British -- I thought for a while that I was mistaken in that.

The sad thing is that none of the characters really learned anything about themselves. They simply learned that people lie and life sucks. I guess that's how life really goes, but I don't watch movies to see real life. Movies should transcend real life. There's not much to take away from the story without the glaringly missing third act.


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