Remember the record albums you bought only for side two? That’s the way you’ll feel about this comedy-drama, which, since laserdiscs are double-sided, has a turn-it-over break in the middle. There’s not much repeat value in the first hour, a meandering setup for the story of two Manhattan schoolgirls obsessed with a concert pianist (Sellers). But the B side, on which the richer girl’s mother (Angela Lansbury) pulls a Mrs. Robinson and beds the object of her daughter’s crush, is a fast, complex collection of adolescent-angst riffs. Go ahead and replay The World of Henry Orient to death — there’s no vinyl or needle to wear out. B+
The World of Henry Orient Remember the record albums you bought only for side two? That's the way you'll feel about this comedy-drama, which, since laserdiscs are double-sided,...The World of Henry OrientDrama, ComedyUnrated Remember the record albums you bought only for side two? That's the way you'll feel about this comedy-drama, which, since laserdiscs are double-sided,...1993-05-21
Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Angela Lansbury, Peter Sellers; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted May 21 1993 — 12:00 AM EDT
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