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An American Affair (2009)

An American Affair

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

February 27, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Screen Media Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

William Olsson

Producer

Kevin Leydon, William Olsson

Screenwriter

Alex Metcalf

Starring

Story


Washington DC, 1963: the Cuban Missile Crisis is last year's news, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy's young administration is starting to hit its stride. Behind the scenes, however, winds of discontent are swirling.

Thirteen-year-old Adam Stafford has his own problems to deal with. At that uncomfortable age when both everything and nothing seems possible, he's a bit of a loner, a kid who spends too much time wrapped up in his own thoughts as he suffers through the daily grind of nuns, bullies, and girls at Holy Cross School.

Until the evening his adolescent yearnings come to life: Adam spies a beautiful naked woman in the house across the street, and his curiosity is inflamed. The woman is Catherine Caswell, a stunning thirty-something blond beauty who has just moved in. Captivated, Adam is determined to learn all he can about his new neighbor.

Catherine is an artist, a divorcee and a confidante (if not more) of JFK. Against all odds, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the innocent thirteen-year-old and the world-weary survivor.

But friendship is never enough, not in Washington, and not at the height of the Cold War. Catherine's hidden past soon catches up with them as she and Adam find themselves enmeshed in the growing confusion and intrigue leading to the assassination of the President.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..deeply silly movie..”
by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
“..early favorite for the most ludicrous film of 2009..”
by Bill Weber [Slant Magazine]
“..trashily preposterous..”
by Bob Mondello [npr.org]