Food of Love
Food of Love (2003)

Adapted from David Leavitt's book The Page Turner, Food of Love tells the story of a cross-generational romance between two men. Paul (Kevin Bishop), a sexually repressed teenager, is an aspiring pianist who gets an opportunity to work… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

This is mild-mannered, been-there material given a pedestrian spin by a director who needed a touch of the flamboyant, the outrageous.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's the extra layer that makes this one, the movie's understanding of how disillusion and inner compromise can gradually separate a young artist from his divine spark.

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Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

An average coming-of-age tale elevated by the wholesome twist of a pesky mother interfering during her son's discovery of his homosexuality.

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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

The performances and tight direction from Ventura Pons keep the film from descending into cheap melodrama.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I suspect that there are more interesting ways of dealing with the subject.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

Young star Kevin Bishop plays the confused Paul with enough soul to sustain a movie that sometimes comes on like an ersatz training manual for parents of gay kids.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Plays like a glossy melodrama that occasionally verges on camp.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

An elegant work, Food of Love is as consistently engaging as it is revealing.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A sincere but dramatically conflicted gay coming-of-age tale.

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Rico Zamora
This movie had to be the dullest piece-of-crap I've ever seen. Wait-- that would be Gods and Generals. But this would be high up there on my list of crappy… More