Steve Daly
May 21, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The World of Henry Orient

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Angela Lansbury, Peter Sellers
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B+

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+

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