Video Review

Eating

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Documentary; With: Gwen Welles and Mary Crosby

Three California women turning 30, 40, and 50 at a birthday party are being filmed by a French documentarian concerned with women's food issues, which are legion. Directed by Henry Jaglom in a jumpy home-movie style neatly suited to video, this all-female movie resembles one big, unhappy Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Virtually all the women talk nonstop about how depressed they are, and they are very depressed. Ultimately Eating offers an extremely narrow — and ungenerous — view of women. It seems to suggest that bulimia is the latest California trend. B-

Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints
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