Tropic of Cancer
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Tropic of Cancer
Henry Miller's novel "Tropic of Cancer" finds the author in Paris in 1970 instead of the 1930s. Miller (Rip Torn) is the Brooklyn expatriate who tries to stay one step ahead of jealous husbands and people he owes money. Drifting from one amoral affair to another, he finally lands a job as a proofreader. Ellen Burtsyn plays Mona. The lugubrious feature is highlighted with full frontal female nudity and a plethora of four letter words, prompting an X rating from the MPAA. The real Henry Miller has a cameo appearance as a spectator. Torn gives a fine performance in an otherwise… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Exploitation runs all the way down the line."
‑ Oz,
"a dirty movie worth watching"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"The colors of Henry Miller's worlds coupled with his colorful expressions of desire make the experience a timeless one."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
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