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Review: 'Tasting Menu' leaves audience hungry for meatier night out
Review: 'Tasting Menu' leaves audience hungry for meatier night out

Given that "Tasting Menu" is set at a foodie mecca on Spain's Costa Brava, it would be reasonable to expect healthy portions of food porn along with the romantic comedy. But director Roger Gual presents little in the way of tantalizing culinary visuals, and that leaves the paper-thin characters as the main course. Even with such fine actors as Fionnula Flanagan and Stephen Rea in the ensemble, the Spanish-Irish co-production is a flavorless affair that has all the bite of a dining room-bound episode of "The Love Boat." The screenplay by Gual and Javier Calvo moves among an international assortment of high rollers and connoisseurs on the closing night of a...

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