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Henry & June (1990)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  5 October 1990 (USA)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

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Hugo Guiler
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Richard Osborn
Jean-Philippe Écoffey ...
Eduardo Sanchez (as Jean-Philippe Ecoffey)
Bruce Myers ...
Jack
Juan Luis Buñuel ...
Publisher / Editor (as Jean-Luis Bunuel)
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Spanish Dance Instructor (as Feodor Atkine)
Sylvie Huguel ...
Emilia
Artus de Penguern ...
Brassaï
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Henry's Friend No. 1
Pierre Edernac ...
Henry's Friend No. 2 - Magician
Gaëtan Bloom ...
Henry's Friend No. 3 - Magician (as Gaetan Bloom)
Alexandre De Gall ...
Henry's Friend No. 4 - Clown
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to find acting jobs while Henry works on his first major work, "Tropic of Cancer," a pseudo-biography of June. Anais and Hugo help finance the book, but June is displeased with Henry's portrayal of her, and Anais and Henry have many arguments about their styles of writing on a backdrop of a Bohemian lifestyle in Paris. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A True Adventure More Erotic Than Any Fantasy

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Hugo Guiler: Does she think she can love anything in you I haven't loved?
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Sonata for Violin and Piano: First Movement
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"Jules et Jim?"
25 December 2002 | by (Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

"Henry & June" follows the love triangle of Henry, June, and Anais. The catch is they are all having sex with each other. Not threesomes, but they all get around to it. Anais, like a good wife also allows her husband, Hugo to have sex with her. Such a nice girl.

This is supposed to be a biopic about how Anais helped bring out the talent in Henry Miller's writings and how these three people all had a deep love for each other and blah, blah, blah.

I think "Henry & June" was trying to be an American version of "Jules et Jim." With it's very causal treatment of sex and affairs. But this movie fails to capture any depth in it's characters at all.

Henry and June just come across as horny people and Anais seems to be very confused about love. Hugo is just a moron running around trying to get Anais to stop putting other men's anatomy into her.

Kaufman doesn't sink into Henry's artistic mind or even try to understand who these characters are. We are simply put on a fairly tame, supposedly intellectual sexual journey of Anais Nin.

Not real sure why it got the NC-17, I'm guess it was the homosexual scenes (fairly new to movies in 1990) and the causal treatment of it all.

The bright points are the cinematography and the acting. Fred Ward delivers a performance I didn't know he had in him. The very underrated Uma Thurman is perfect, and Maria de Medeiros plays Anais in a way that is really too wonderful to explain.

But the movie squashes these performances with a fairly boring and unmoving film. 5 out of 10.


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