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Eating Movie Review Summary

Actors: Nelly Alard, Lisa Blake Richards, Frances Bergen, Mary Crosby, Gwen Welles, Marlena Giovi

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About three dozen women gather at a suburban Los Angeles home to celebrate the birthdays of Helene (Richards), turning 40; Kate (Crosby), 30; and Sadie (Giovi), 50. When the cake is served, no one will touch it, save Helene's mother, classy Whitney (Bergen). A French goddess, Martine (Alard), pretends to be a filmmaker shooting a film about "Southern California behavior," but it turns out she is really studying women and their relations with food. (Martine herself is a recovering anorexic.) Men exert a powerful offstage presence -- Helene learns her husband is having an affair, Sadie fears her younger boyfriend is interested in her daughter -- but this 1990 film, much of it improvised by the actresses from their own experiences, is a somewhat exhausting and one-dimensional marathon portrait of women and their obsession with food and their figures.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Woman/class/friends story?    -   women's (plural) story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   producer/director Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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