By Leah Rozen Brenda Rodriguez
October 08, 2007 12:00 PM

Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Selma Blair R |


Love is a mystery that no one can ever quite figure out, not that we don’t keep trying. The characters in this lovely ensemble drama persist because, in the end, love is what matters even when it hurts so bad they doubt they can endure. Based on a novel by Charles Baxter and directed by Robert Benton (Nobody’s Fool), Feast is fond of its characters and takes a generous view of their various heart-ships. The performances are sharp, notably Freeman’s and Kinnear’s. But it’s Mitchell (Finding Neverland) who fractures your heart in a nude scene in which she tells the married man she’s in love with, and in bed with, that she’s wedding someone else.