Mrs. Harris
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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 hands of his jealous, prescription drug-addicted lover Jean Harris (Annette… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Playwright Phyllis Nagy's film directorial bow is an uneven affair."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"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."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"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."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Another shrill, irritating performance from Annette Bening."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"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."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
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