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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Barbara Harris, Dustin Hoffman
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

In 1971, Hoffman, director Ulu Grosbard, and playwright Herb Gardner teamed up for this piece of pop surrealism about a famous rock composer’s breakdown. Even then, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? seemed pretentious; now, in its video debut, its stream-of-consciousness flashbacks and hallucinations haven’t improved with age. Only when the film settles down for interludes with a lonely singer (Harris) and the composer’s dying father (David Burns) does it affect us. C-

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