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Regarding Henry (1991)

Director:
Mike Nichols
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Tilfellet Henry
RUNNING TIME
107 minutes
Producer:
Mike Nichols
Scott Rudin
Screenwriter:
J. J. Abrams


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Henry Turner Harrison Ford
Sarah Turner Annette Bening
Rachel Turner Mikki Allen
Bradley Bill Nunn
Linda Rebecca Miller
Bruce Bruce Altman
Charlie Cameron Donald Moffat
Convenience Store Robber John Leguizamo
Dr. Sultan James Rebhorn

 

Review

Ruthless hot-shot lawyer Harrison Ford gets shot in the head in a robbery gone wrong and ends up partially brain-damaged before slowly recovering into an altruistic, childish and insecure version of himself. This fantasy with some scattered hints of realism was written by a young J. J. Abrams (who also appears as a delivery boy). It is well-meaning, cute and even poignant at times, but the film is marred by an immature simplification of everything from parenthood and married life to the incredibly vapid dichotomy of evil lawyers and big-hearted physical therapists. Harrison Ford does as well as he can with his self-conscious acting, whereas Annette Bening, who's such a talented actress, somehow undergoes an even more sudden personality-change than her husband towards the end. I suspect a lot of her performance may have ended up on the cutting-room floor. One of director Mike Nichols' less impressive works.

Copyright 26.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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