Downtime: 5 Things to Check Out

New releases from two American greats--Springsteen and Roth--and three other entertainments just for fun

MOVIES

Feast of Love

Rated R; opens Sept. 28

Everyone is slightly touched--moved and deranged--by the force of love in this sweet, knowing film from director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer). Morgan Freeman presides as a kind of benign deity observing these moonstruck creatures, especially a coffee-shop owner (Greg Kinnear) with a soft heart and rotten luck with beautiful women. Sexy, funny, sad and defiantly romantic, Feast of Love is the rare movie to cuddle up to.

BOOKS

Exit Ghost

By Philip Roth

Out Oct. 1

After 11 years away, elderly writer (and Roth crypto-alter ego) Nathan Zuckerman returns to Manhattan...

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