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Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Harris (2005)

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The sensationalistic murder of diet guru Dr. Herman Tarnower is explored in this stylized take on the tabloid cover story from first-time director Phyllis Nagy. As the inventor of the popular "Scarsdale Diet," Dr. Herman Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) became an overnight success during the peak of the early '80s diet craze. Despite the popularity of the Dr. Tarnower's revolutionary "lose one pound per day" diet, the womanizing ways of the Casanova cardiologist would soon come to a brutal end at the

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Aug 1, 2006

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (4) | DVD (7)

Playwright Phyllis Nagy's film directorial bow is an uneven affair.

September 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Variety
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The film was 'inspired' by Shana Alexander's book, but the tone comes straight out of the tabloids. This tone lies somewhere south of smugness but north of pure derision.

September 18, 2005
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It might not be up to the level of, say, Reversal of Fortune, but it's also far above your typical movie-of-the-week network filler.

August 2, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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The story is interesting, the characters are interesting, and while never boring, the picture never greatly impresses nor has much in the way of insight.

March 21, 2006 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
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Another shrill, irritating performance from Annette Bening.

September 16, 2005
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The film is loaded with fine performers doing good work but the people that are the subjects of this piece are either unlikable (Tarnower) or pathetic (Jean Harris) so it's hard to become too involved in the whole thing.
April 14, 2010
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I found this movie a bit boring because the storyline wasn't all that interesting. Bening stars as Mrs. Harris, a troublesome woman who is being accused of murdering Herman after being in a relationship with him for 14 years. Herman had asked her to marry him but later backed out from this. This movie shows Mrs. Harris' suffering from mental illness. She may even have been suicidal at the time of the murder. The acting was fine but I thought that the movie was a bit too boring at times.
May 15, 2010
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