An American Affair Synopsis
A teenage boy becomes intrigued with a blond neighbor (Gretchen Mol) with ties to President Kennedy.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
The reason to see An American Affair is Gretchen Mol. She has a mild, natural way of holding herself that's likably unactressy--in every...
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Washington Post

The film rises above its conventions. Just when it seems to be a fable of sexual initiation, An American Affair pivots away from sex. Just...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Even Oliver Stone would giggle at the notion that the CIA couldn't reach JFK through any means except via one of his blond playmates.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A coming-of-age tale and a JFK assassination conspiracy movie. The first half of that equation works nicely...But the assassination story...
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Village Voice

Only Noah Wyle, as Adam's unreadable dad, rises above the muck; he deserves his Tarantino-aided resurrection sooner rather than later.
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Los Angeles Times

A mess of a film that can't quite figure out what it wants to be: an illicit love story, a political thriller or a coming-of-age set piece
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An American Affair is sordid business blandly portrayed and not worth meddling with.
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By Bob Mondello
Hard to say what's dumber, the premise or the characters in William Olsson's trashily preposterous An American Affair.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This is one of those films in which almost every element is done in such an embarrassingly amateurish way, you want to put it out of its...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I have no idea how such shameless prattle found its way to the screen.
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A compelling film

By robertdaley01
"An American Affair" is a bold piece of filmmaking. It's a film that stays with you long after the end credits. It's evocative, charming and compelling. Gretchen Mol is stunning as JFK mistress...

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Rated R | For sexual content and language