You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Eating

The ladies who lunch - and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample - are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle.

With:
Lisa Richards Mary Crosby Gwen Welles Nelly Alard Frances Bergen Daphna Kastner

The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle.

Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her 30th, and Marlena Giovi her 50th. There’s plenty of savvy conversation marking each passage, but mainly the birthday girls and their friends reveal how so much of their lives have been dominated by food, either as a substitute for affection or a form of self-destruction.

Richards, Crosby and Giovi are splendid, as is Frances Bergen as Richards’ mother, ultimately shedding her own covers. At the other end of the age scale, Daphna Kastner is also captivating as Giovi’s dominated daughter, plumping herself in defense. Gwen Welles stands out as a bitchy, back-biting bulemic.

Eating

Production: International Rainbow. Director Henry Jaglom; Producer Judith Wolinsky; Screenplay Henry Jaglom; Camera Hanania Baer

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1990. Running time: 110 MIN.

With: Lisa Richards Mary Crosby Gwen Welles Nelly Alard Frances Bergen Daphna Kastner

More Film

  • Mia FarrowTime 100 Gala, Arrivals, New

    Mia Farrow Didn't Want Dylan Farrow to Talk About Woody Allen Sex Abuse Claims

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

  • Melissa McCarthy The Kitchen

    Melissa McCarthy Snorts Ecstasy With Sex Crazed Puppets in 'Happytime Murders'

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

  • It movie review

    'It: Chapter 2' Director Andy Muschietti Says 'Bring Your Adult Diapers'

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

  • Deadpool 2 Ocean's 8

    Poll: Which Summer Tentpole Are You Most Excited to See?

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

  • Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis,

    Can 'Mowgli' Sell MovieGoers on a Darker 'Jungle Book'?

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

  • Fantastic Beasts

    Eddie Redmayne Faces the Dark Arts in 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Footage

    The ladies who lunch – and munch, breakfast, binge, dine, diet, starve and sample – are delicious in Eating, but writer-director Henry Jaglom labors over the stove too long, harming a tasty souffle. Convening a large collection of diverse friends to celebrate a three-tiered birthday party, Lisa Richards is observing her 40th, Mary Crosby her […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content