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An American Affair

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William Sten Olsson

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About the Movie

Set in 1963, in the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a young teenager has an inside view of JFK's torrid affair with his neighbor and secret CIA assassination plans. History unfolds in front of your eyes in this gripping and dramatic coming of age story.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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16%
  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 6
  • Rotten: 31
  • Average Rating: 3.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Subscribes wholeheartedly to the history-as-pornography school of thinking, in which all will be revealed if you can figure out who is sleeping with whom, when and where and what they do in bed. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Feb 27, 2009

Rotten: The title sums up the bland, unimaginative and cliche-laden thriller/coming-of-age tale. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The Cuban Missile Crisis is a year passed and the assassination is looming, and yet Adam's pubescent crises are given Wagnerian emphasis. – John Anderson, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: There are scenes that work here and there, but regrettably not nearly enough to hold the film together. In the end, this affair is definitely not one to remember. – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Why am I the only one

This movie is great why I'm I the only one to make a comment?

This movie was terrible!

From bad acting (Noah Wylie perhaps the only exception), this movie with it's implausible plot, one-dimensional acting, less than sympathetic acting and limited talent in terms of the direction really stank. The only thing going for it was the music by Dustin Halloran. I actually rented it by mistake, thinking I was purchasing the soundtrack, so decided to watch it. Total waste of my time.

Very Good:-)

Great acting and good plot

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  • $3.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2009

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