John and Mary
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John and Mary attracted a great deal of press coverage in 1969 for being the one of the first American films in which the male and female leads (Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow) start out the film by spending the night together, rather than holding off until the end. The morning after, the boy and girl wander about New York, wondering if they'll truly commit themselves to one another. Both characters are haunted by unsuccessful earlier affairs, and both have enough hang-ups to fill volumes of psychological textbooks. Come nightfall, John and Mary end up back in bed...and learn each… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Yates knows how to shape even the sketchiest scenario, and if John and Mary is no deeper than an eggshell, it is every bit as functionally designed."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"There is nothing wrong with the idea of John and Mary, just with its execution."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Here's a delectable New Wave-inspired dish for thoughtful viewers tired of the same old menu."
‑ John Thomason, Orlando Weekly
"The entire charade is smoothly contrived."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"John and Mary is supposed to be a contemporary movie, I guess, and yet it's curiously out of touch."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"If the main participants in this drab affair come across so uninspired, it will be hard to find an audience who will care."
‑ , Film4
"Hoffman and Farrow awake to each other in a New York bed and interminably worry, via chat, fantasy, flashback and some trendy cultural reference, whether they should do it again."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Wispy and flat."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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