An American Affair

A coming-of-age story. Get out your handkies
Gretchen Mol, James Rebhorn and Cameron Bright
Directed by William Olsson

People cry a lot in William Olsson’s “An American Affair.” Every other shot is of someone with tears rolling down their cheeks. Catherine Caswell (Gretchen Moll), whose passing resemblance here with Marilyn Monroe is purely coincidental, cries because she’s been ditched by JFK for whom she’s never been more than one of many. (How did the man find time for his trysts? And wasn’t he supposed to be ... more >