Part documentary, part fiction, part psychodrama, Henry Jaglom's films exasperate and enthrall in equal measure, but they seldom elicit a tepid response. He's up to his usual tricks in EATING, a memorable, if typically uneven, addition to the Jaglom canon.
Helene (Lisa Blake Richards) has decided to throw herself a fortieth birthday bash, but since one of her friends, Kate (Mary Crosby), has just turned thirty and another, Sadie (Marlena Giovi), is about to turn fifty, she expands the party into a joint celebration. The disparate guests, some tony,
others bohemian, convene and engage in plenty of savvy conversation about the various life passages.