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Philip Kaufman's brilliant film explores the erotic life of two individuals who became 20th Century literary giants. Upon meeting American author Henry Miller (Fred Ward) in Paris, 1931, a young writer named Anais Nin (Maria de Medeiros) embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, and faithfully records every experience in her diary.In their search for new truths, Anais and Henry are tantalized by Henry's hauntingly sensual wife, June (Uma Thurman).Henry and June is an unforgettable journey into the uncharted territory of human relationships, based on the suppressed sections of Anais Nin's diaries.
Anaïs Nin (Maria de Medeiros) is a young woman in 1930s Paris whose husband is slowly defecting from art to working in a bank, leaving her very bored. When the then-unpublished Brooklyn writer Henry Miller (Fred Ward) enters her life, she embarks on a journey of seduction and sexual exploration that eventually leads from the writer to his wife, June (Uma Thurman), who finances her husband's life in Paris so he may praise her beauty in his writing. Unhappy with her husband's writing and her lovers' affair, June enters a jealous rage, forcing Henry into suffering-artist mode and Nin back to her husband. Despite having one of the more erotic scenes of the 1990s, between Nin and June, the film does not live up to its subject, largely due to a mediocre screenplay and flawed direction. The strength of the original material and Medeiros's decidedly unflawed performance, however, make it worth viewing. --James McGrath
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This entertaining and well done Philip Kaufman film is based upon the relationship of Henry Miller with writer Anais Nin, who kept a detailed diary. She was Miller's muse during her time around him and Miller's beautiful wife. Creativity is the spark upon which legends are built, and the legacy of Miller is attributable to this relationship in no small measure. While I was not a fan of Miller in his time, I do pay very close attention to the elements present in the creative process. Miller's delayed legacy is very, very important as a genre.
before his first novel was published in English; perhaps if he and Anais Nin had not met we might never have met the literary voice of Henry Miller. Henry and June takes place in Paris where Henry first met Anais Nin, June Miller (Uma Thurman) arrives somewhat later and Anais is quite fascinated by her
and the frivilous Henry. Fred Ward really does an outstanding job as Henry and Mana de Medeiros as Anais is simply superb but they all fade away somewhat when Uma Thurman comnes on the scene; she as the street-smart New Yorker, complete with a decent accent, commands one's attention. It'a fine film and there is also an appearance by Kevin Spacey. Richard E Grant as Hugo, Anais' husband rounds out an excellent cast. I think this film is worth your time.
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