January 3, 2009

...Mrs. Harris (2006)

Mrs. Harris is an absorbing dramatization of the events that lead up to the murder of Herman Tarnower, the Scarsdale Diet doctor, by his paramour Harris - as memorably portrayed by Ben Kingsley and Annette Benning. The events are filmed honestly with excellent realizations of Harris's mindset the night of, and Tarnower's behavior the 14 years prior to, the murder. The luminescent Mary McDonnell, the dependable Frances Fisher, the inimitable Cloris Leachman and Mrs. Harris from the network television movie made way back when, Ellen Burstyn, all show up in great cameos.

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