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Regarding Henry

Regarding Henry
Starring:
Harrison Ford, Annette Bening and Mikki Allen


Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: July 10, 1991

Ruthless super lawyer Henry Turner (Harrison Ford) lives the yuppie dream. He's a respected attorney in a high-powered law firm, he has an expensive penthouse, beautiful wife, Sarah (Annette Bening - The Grifters) and a loving daughter, Rachel (Mikki Allen); presumably, he has it all. Then, he's shot twice in a convenience store holdup.

When Henry wakes up in the hospital, he can't walk, talk or remember his past, including his family or friends. His physical therapist, Bradley, and the nursing home he's transferred to for his long recovery period, is the only friend and home he knows.

When Henry moves back with his family, he discovers he has nothing in common with his successful, snobby law partners and he begins to develop a new closeness with his wife and daughter. The focus of Henry's whole life changes. In place of the workaholic materialist, a caring human being evolves.

Annette Bening plays Sarah as both motherly and sexy. It's a joy to finally see a youngster not portrayed as a disrespectful, wisecracking, preteen. Harrison Ford gives an Oscar-calibre performance as Henry. He is cold and sophisticated one minute, and sweet and childlike the next.

Regarding Henry, directed by Mike Nichols (Working Girl) is a heartwarming bittersweet, terrific film.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
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