Mrs. Harris

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Mrs. Harris ★★ 2005

Jean Harris (Bening) is the head of a posh girls' school and the longtime mistress of Scarsdale diet doctor Herman Tarnower (Kingsley), a chronic womanizer. The depressed, pill-popping Jean gets fed up and kills her lover and then endures a sensational trial, which Nagy revisits from both Jean's point of view (a suicide attempt gone wrong) or that she committed cold-blooded murder. The cast is fine but the goings-on get tedious. True crime from the 1980s. 94m/C DVD . Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Frances Fisher, Frank Whaley, Cloris Leachman, Chloe Sevigny, Bill Smitrovich, Michael Gross; Cameos: Ellen Burstyn; D: Phyllis Nagy; W: Phyllis Nagy; C: Steven Poster; M: John (Gianni) Frizzell. CABLE