Not surprisingly, the former yuppie scum sets out to atone for his previous mistakes, learns how to love his wife a decidely ornamental Bening , daughter and pooch and realises that, hey! There was simply not enough of a range to activate it, and the gunshots all two of them were picked up by the bass in the surrounds. I was not very moved, either, by the process of Henry's physical and mental rehabilitation, during which a physical therapist uses Pavlovian techniques to restore Henry's powers of speech. Those criticisms aside, this is still a relatively emotional film, and makes for a good watch while you are coming down on Sunday morning after a hard weekend out all huddled under a blanket on the sofa with a cup of tea. For much of the film, Henry is an attractive, likeable, simple-minded and childlike character. His wife and daughter help him remember things about his past. It's a personal story about one man, and Ford admirably plays a very different character than we're used to seeing. There were a few floating around, a lot more than you would see in a transfer of a film produced post-1999.
There was absolutely no subwoofer use that I detected. His wife and daughter are emotionally distant at first, but as they reconnect with each other they become a close, loving family. Consequently, I am giving this to the R4 as it respects our cosmopolitan society somewhat more. As he recovers at home, he forms new bonds with his wife and daughter. A story this emotionally stimulating needs weight, further development, a script untouched by formula, and all these needs were fulfilled, the film would be yet even more fulfilling and the moral of the film would be less obvious and more provoking of insight and thought.
He was having an adulterous affair. . So, I suspect, was Nichols. Regarding Henry has sufficient pedigree attached in the shape of director Nichols and its two stars to suggest this may be the most successful variation on the old tradition of turning bastards into lovable good guys. His barefaced heart wrenched by all the decisions and actions he made leading up to the incident, he intends to fix them. It has an annoying trick of teaching Henry a new word and then having him proudly trot it out to wrap up a complicated scene.
Again this time, the ritual of a staid public ritual is rudely interrupted by the arrival of a seeker after truth. Advertisement It's about how a man becomes a child, and the change is for the better. He gives the impression he is an all around family man, involved in his daughter's life and in love with his wife. This is also 16x9 enhanced. This is a rather touching tale in many respects, and although it is a little too removed at times, at its core this is still a good movie. The overall messages and role models are positive, about changing yourself and your life, doing what makes you feel good about yourself and others, and the value and happiness in strengthening family bonds. Summary Regarding Henry is an interesting story about a man who learns to like his new life and see his life changing experience as a positive thing rather than a negative.
He ruthlessly defends a local hospital in a malpractice suit brought by an elderly couple. Put a lot of Tabasco on his eggs - that'll get him to talk! Is there anything about yourself or your life you wish you could change? From a director of such proven quality as Nichols, it's all remarkably clumsy, every development signposted way in advance, every hoary old device pulled out to signify the transformation taking place. With complete loss of memory and most of his motor skills, Henry begins physical therapy. After the grievous wound to his brain, Henry recovers into an altogether more pleasant person. .
Because the English track is so dialogue driven, it does not make much of a difference here whether it is encoded in 5. But if he doesn't want to pick up where he left off, where does that leave him and his family? All of that changes when he stumbles into a robbery at a convenience store one night and gets shot in the head. Parts of Bening's character seem to have been lopped away in the editing, so that she asks questions that are never answered. Parents need to know that Regarding Henry is a slow-paced, quiet 1991 drama directed by. You will receive a weekly newsletter full of movie-related tidbits, articles, trailers, even the occasional streamable movie. This is borderline soapie camera-work, the kind of thing you would see on passions, and it is actually more than a little distracting. In Regarding Henry, he delivers one of his very finest, really feeling his character deeply and expressing emotion very realistically and compassionately.
The gun wound makes him an invalid. This film could have done with some strings, but all we get is synthesizer. He is then forced to confront the man he once was and the man he hopes to become. Henry should be dead, but he fights to survive, and this is where the story begins. A character goes to a movie not realizing it's a porn theater; grunting and moaning are heard off camera and we see the character's repulsed reaction. His past sins disgust him.
Click on a plot link to find similar books! He can remember almost nothing of his previous life, to be sure, and has to take it on trust that he has this wife and daughter. Advertisement The wife and daughter are his props. Bening shines, and the supporting cast is fine, but kids and teens won't find much to relate to and may grow impatient with the pace. Surprisingly enough, he is not killed. Nichols keeps the audience as emotionally distant from Henry's family as Henry himself is. A bully to his teenage daughter Rachel Mikki Allen , Henry also cheats on his wife Sarah Annette Bening and treats everyone from the maid to his assistant with cruel selfishness. .
Shadow detail is pretty good, although not excellent, and the image is generally quite sharp and well defined. Regarding Henry is an interesting film on many levels. Domestic Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures. Regarding Henry is ultimately just about bearable thanks to Ford's sheer presence and the occasional reminder, the first 20 minutes in particular, of what might and should have been. Basically, an aberrant hair and fleck of dirt would crop up in the middle of the picture for a fraction of a second and disappear. The range is a little flat, I have to say. Stepping out to a local mini-market for a pack of cigarettes late one night, Henry accidentally interrupts a burglary and is shot in the head by a stick-up artist.