#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June shuttles between Paris and New York trying to find acting jobs while Henry works on his first major work, “Tropic of Cancer,” a pseudo-biography of June. Anais and Hugo help finance the book, but June is displeased with Henry’s portrayal of her, and Anais and Henry have many arguments about their styles of writing on a backdrop of a Bohemian lifestyle in Paris.
Plot: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, when June returns to France, an unexpected, and sometimes contentious, threesome forms.
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Maria de Medeiros as Anais = Perfect
If you’re drawn to this film as a Henry Miller fan and expecting the Paris of Tropic of Cancer, you’ll be let down. This film is a character-driven drama and therefore it is not intended to reproduce Miller’s vision. Instead, the film focuses on (then) newly revealed excerpts from Anais Nin’s diary. Four characters: Miller, Anais, June (Miller’s wife), and Hugo (Anais’ husband) complete the love square within which fairly complex relationships play out.
The film is primarily concerned with Anais’ sexual awakening through her relationship with Miller and his wife. And I have to say, de Medeiros exceeds all expectations in this role. Not only does she look remarkably like the young Anais, but she also seems to radiate the writer’s deep erotic mystique. If nothing else, watch this film just for this performance– besides, she’s absolutely gorgeous. Thurman’s performance is also quite good, her NYC accent believable and her dirty-girl role works well in contrast to Anais’ bourgeois exterior. Ward as Miller took some getting used to, but Grant’s character seemed wooden and artificial.
Literary and historical references are sparsely sprinkled throughout the film, and although Miller has a few monologues in which he attempts to express the point of his writing, Miller fans will find nothing more than a superficial synopsis. But again, this can’t be counted against the film since its focus is Anais. As far as the eroticism of the new “Journals” goes, the film succeeds fairly well- but the images convey more than the dialog.
This brings me to my final point: the NC-17 rating. Historically, this film was the first with that rating– the MPAA created the rating specifically for this film since they deemed it to risqué for an R. By today’s standards, this film is an R. If you’re looking for softcore, watch “Emmanuelle” or something.
I wish I was back in high school…
when this sort of thing seemed so cool. In all fairness, I only watched the first three quarters of this movie, but that’s all I could stay awake for. Does anyone find all this talk about “liberation,” “inner self,” and so on, at all convincing? Just about every line lacks verisimilitude. Let’s back up the TiVo for a minute… “I’ve never been with a woman I could be so sincere with.” (I need to remember that one next time I’m in a bar.) “Everybody says sex is obscene. The only true obscenity is war.” (Heavy, dude.) “I saw your true nature when you were dancing out there.” (Another good pickup line.) “I’d love you at eleven–I love you now–I will love you at a hundred.” (I’ll be asleep at eleven.) Is this how Henry Miller really talked? Or is it merely how Anais Nin really wrote? Even her own lines: “I’ve been dying to write something about it–about how necessary this book is for our times. You gave us a blood transfusion.” No actress could pull such a line off gracefully, and Maria de Medeiros is no exception.
Beyond all that, how did they manage to goose this up to an NC-17 rating anyway? They must have paid someone off, for it’s the only way they could have provoked any sort of buzz for this movie, and given anyone the impression that this would be worth sitting through. The sex scenes earned their classification as “erotic” primarily because everyone moves slowly, and they’re filmed mostly in extreme close-up–but they weren’t nearly as sexy as the shower scene in Porky’s.
Finally, Fred Ward can’t pull off the bald look. He looked more like a monk with a shaved pate surrounded by a ring of thick, healthy hair.
If the movie suddenly got terrific in the last half hour, then I apologize to everyone for misleading them. But I wouldn’t bet on it.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Philip Kaufman
Writer Anaïs Nin (book), Philip Kaufman (screenplay), Rose Kaufman (screenplay)
Actors Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant
Country USA, France
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.
Production Company Walrus & Associates
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (theatrical ratio)
Laboratory DeLuxe (color), Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France (as Laboratoire Eclair)
Film Length 3,739 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm