Wild About Harry (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Family


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  • Tate Donovan and Adam Pascal in Wild About Harry (2009)
  • Anne Ramsay as "Mrs. Brown" admiring Harry.
  • Production still of Blythe Auffarth and Tate Donovan in American Primitive (Wild about Harry)
  • Josh Peck & Danielle Savre in "Wild About Harry" circa 1973
  • From left to right: Susan Anspach, Adam Pascal, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Tate Donovan, James B. Sikking, Danielle Savre in "Wild About Harry". Mr. Gibbs and Harry serve dinner to the family.
  • Gertie (Suzan Crowley) and Mrs. Brown (Anne Ramsay) enjoying a rendition of "I'm Just Wild About Harry" with Mr. Gibbs (Adam Pascal). Madeline (Danielle Savre) looks on dismayed.

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11 January 2009 | rimac-1
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| Palm Springs International Film Festival
I just saw this movie at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was the "world premier" - which I find odd since the film was shown in 2008 elsewhere. The film said copyright 2009 - so perhaps it was re-edited. Overall I liked the movie, though as a gay man, I realized right away that it was from the viewpoint of the straight daughter. The theme that families of all kinds are valid was the best part. I wish that there had been more understanding of the gay characters, particularly in the era that the film was set. The gay characters seemed dim-witted and incompetent of detailed conversation. Perhaps that's the way they were supposed to appear. I wish the daughter who was the poet had more lines. She was terrific. I do congratulate the producer for a great film on her first try.

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