Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Garots Media
Condition: Used: Very Good
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$19.95
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: lowest_price_highest_quality
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • An American Affair
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

An American Affair


List Price: $14.98
Price: $9.55 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.43 (36%)
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
19 new from $5.03 33 used from $1.26 1 collectible from $10.00
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$9.55
$5.03 $1.26

Deal of the Day: Sons of Anarchy: Seasons 1-6 plus coupon for Season 7
Today only and while supplies last, save up to 67% on the Sons of Anarchy: Season 1-6 limited edition box-set plus receive a coupon code via email to get a copy of Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 to complete your collection. Offer ends December 18, 2014 at 11:59pm PST. Learn more
 
 
Buy This DVD and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video version on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this DVD from Amazon.com. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 


Frequently Bought Together

An American Affair + Notorious Bettie Page, The
Price for both: $23.25

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Gretchen Mol, Noah Wyle
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Screen Media
  • DVD Release Date: July 28, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0028S10XS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,109 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Set in 1963, in the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a young teenager has an inside view of JFK’s torrid affair with his neighbor and secret CIA assassination plans. History unfolds in front of your eyes in this gripping and dramatic coming of age story.

Customer Reviews

It does not succeed in any artistic endeavor.
Five Angels
THis movie was worth watching however it was not based on facts.
Rebecca A. Rossman
This is a pretty good movie with a decent storyline.
B. E Jackson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Roland E. Zwick on September 25, 2009
Format: DVD
***1/2

Written by Alex Metcalf and directed by William Olsson, "An American Affair" at least earns points for originality. For what starts out as a fairly conventional coming-of-age tale set in 1963 Washington D.C. suddenly turns into a piece of historical fiction when the obligatory older woman 13-year-old Adam Stafford (Cameron Bright) falls madly in love with turns out to be none other than the mistress of President John F. Kennedy himself. Thus, not only is Adam introduced to the wonderful world of raging hormones but to the sociopolitical issues of the day as well.

Adam is the son of two journalists who have no clue their child has been peeping into the home across the way, enjoying a full-court view of Catherine Caswell (nicely played by Gretchen Mol), a glamorous divorcee and ex-CIA agent guaranteed to get any healthy young American lad's juices flowing. When Adam introduces himself to her, Catherine hires him on as a gardener, a setup that gives the youngster plenty of opportunity to not only make his move on this prospective conquest but, thanks to her uniquely complicated social life, to have a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into a bit of juicy, albeit undocumented, political history.

"An American Affair" throws so many disparate elements into the mix - May/December romance (or maybe more like February/August), lurid political melodrama, adolescent wish-fulfillment, cloak-and-dagger espionage, conspiracy-theory speculation - that it can't help but generate a certain fascination, even when the story itself is not all that convincing or the passion for the subject not everything it could be (this applies mainly to the first half).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Literaryxplorer on August 7, 2009
Format: DVD
This movie, clearly and transparently based on the last year in the life of Mary Pinchot Meyer, is, unfortunately, not as good as it could have been. All the real characters are here and very thinly disguised: Ms. Meyer, Cord Meyer, James Angleton, JFK, with the addition of a fictional nice teen-age boy who happens to live next door. This character is the problem. Though well-acted, the role is poorly conceived, and the boy's various shadowings and spyings look absurd. Plus there's some tiresome material set at his Catholic day school. Gretchen Mol is wonderful, as is the actor who plays the Angleton character. But this could have been so much better if the filmmakers had taken a tougher position. Left out are Ben and Tony Bradlee and their role in the destruction of Mary Pinchot Meyer's (possibly inflammatory) diary. On the plus side, the LSD scene is nicely done. Bottom line: a fascinating tale receives a mediocre treatment. What a shame!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lakerat on July 11, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
It is a gripping story that clearly illistrates the atmosphere of the day. For history fanatics, it does make some leaps of faith. But there is much more truth in it than fiction. I have studied the assassination from multiple sorces. When the same names keep popping up, it gains truth in my world. So if you want to get the "feel" of those days and these people, this is your movie. If you require absolute historical accuracy, get a documentary DVD.
The portrayal by Mol is excellent. The politcs are nicely contrasted with the boy's Nixonite parents. It leaves one saddened, and feeling like you were asleep during those days and missed it all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mountain Mama on August 14, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
A well acted movie which got me quite enthused about delving much deeper into the life and death of Mary Pinchot Meyer. If it does the same for you, "Mary's Mosaic" may be a book you would enjoy reading.

The first time I came across this movie by accident, which was on television, I thought it was completely fictional until near the end. The second time I watched with eyes wide open and then, as I said, became convinced that there was more to JFK's death than what we've generally been told. Reading the above mentioned book and also books by Howard Fast may convince you, also.

But this is a movie review. I gave it four stars because I felt it was well done, fascinating not only in its somewhat historical accuracy but also because it presented a watchable, fictional story line.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chicklette_123 on August 9, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
A moving drama that is a bit slow and completely predictable but worth watching for delightful performance by Gretchen Mol.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By B. E Jackson on June 21, 2010
Format: DVD
An American Affair is about a teenage boy who constantly gets into fights, disobeys his parents and the nuns at church, and falls in love with his next door neighbor- a woman who apparently has ties with John F. Kennedy and other people in Washington DC (where the storyline takes place). Of course we don't actually get to see the John F. Kennedy character, but oh well.

Anyway, the story focuses mainly on the next door neighbor (an attractive middle aged woman) and the relationship she develops with the boy across the street. The parents STRONGLY disapprove of their son making constant visits to the womans home because the woman has a confusing, troubled life. The mother tries explaining what she's like by simply saying "She's different, so stay away from her".

You'll quickly discover the woman has quite a few male friends that she comes into contact with all the time, and they are tied to the White House. You'll have to watch the storyline to find out what their connections are and why they make frequent visits to the womans home.

Anyway, the woman is perfectly aware that the boy has a serious crush on her, but nothing ever comes out of it. By that I mean no relationship ever forms or anything.

Basically An American Affair gives the viewer yet another idea what it was like living in the early to mid 60's and experiencing the Kennedy assassination incident. That's why when the moment Kennedy is killed, you witness the emotional reactions of all the characters in the movie.

Of course a big question as to why the main character himself (the teenage boy) doesn't feel anything over the incident is perhaps a storyline blunder.

This is a pretty good movie with a decent storyline.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in