Henry & June
Henry & June (1990)

The real-life relationship between two of the most controversial literary figures of the 20th century forms the basis for this drama. Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) is a struggling author trying to finish her first book, a study of the work… More

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Rated: NC-17
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Release Date: October 5, 1990
DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Henry & June celebrates sensuality and passion, though the portentous filmmaking drags it down by a large degree.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Following Kaufman's impressive cinematic adaptations of such difficult-to-film works as The Right Stuff and The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Henry and June is a major disappointment.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Beautiful, captivating and spectacularly uninhibited.

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Cole Smithey

A bawdy and joyous celebration of sensuality. A great cinematic tip of the hat to the "happiest man alive."

Derek Adams
Time Out

An hour too long.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

As outwardly beautiful as it is inwardly counterfeit.

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John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

A big shame.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

Presented with excessive weight.

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Emanuel Levy

Philip Kaufman's erotic chronicle of Henry Miller in Paris, the first movie to get NC-17, is disappointingly long and uneventful, though nice to look at.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Beautiful, but more than a little overwrought.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
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Although Fred Ward would not be most people's idea of the sexiest leading man, this tale based on the works of Anais Nin is far steamier than most of the… More
Phillip Kaufman's adaptation of the Anais Nin book of the same name is mainly remembered today as the first film to receive an NC-17 rating. This little… More
John Ballantine
A remarkably graphic tale involving Henry Miller. It is surprising but rewarding.
Quinto Wallight
The film has a lot going for it - especially a beautiful cinematography and a wonderful, sexy cast - but ultimately feels like it isn't telling much of a… More
Bill Cavros
It is interesting watching a movie in 2009 made with a 1990?s take on a story that take place in the 1940?s. The pitch for the story is that it is an… More

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