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      Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

      R 1969 1 hr. 46 min. Comedy List
      43% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 29% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Film star Merkin (Anthony Newley) relives the movie of his life, to forget Mercy Humppe and find true happiness with his wife (Joan Collins). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Anthony Newley's son recommended this to me via the trashy tabloids, admitting it was humiliating to have his father put his toddler self and his mother in his film where Newley Sr. sings about being unable to resist cheating on Mom (Joan Collins) with very young girls, all filmed in front of a mountain of his own trash. This is rated X, and it is very X, so, if you can't handle X, don't go here. Because man, you might be like me and be laughing your f'ing head off at how wrong this is, and the shame of finding something this filthy ingenius will hit you, and you'll have to take a few steps back from it all and raise a lot of difficult questions to yourself about the arts. No one has to make this film again because Anthony Newley made it, and it is an epic masterpiece on the man and the myths. You won't be guilty for watching this, but, you may feel guilty, so beware. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Vanity project for Newley is bizarre, to say the least. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Vincent Canby New York Times The movie is as self-indulgent as a burp. May 9, 2005 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It is strange, wonderful, original, and not quite successful. Rated: 3/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Eddie Harrison ...a personal, ambitious and influential film with an emphasis on pathos and self-pity. The intensely personal nature of the production seems like a miscalculation, yet has the fascination of a train-wreck, a car crash and a dumpster fire simultaneously. Rated: 3/5 Jan 30, 2024 Full Review Larry Zolf Maclean's Magazine It's Newley and Newley alone that one must credit for a new auteur breakthrough -- the world's first commercially screened stag home movie. Jul 10, 2019 Full Review Robert Cushman The Spectator The question of whether or not Heironymus will get over the Humppe never becomes pressing. Nor does anything else; bets can seldom have been so consistently hedged. Jul 10, 2019 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service Fellini had his 8 1/2, and Anthony Newley, feeling himself no less a genius, has now made his Odyssey, which might be called 1 1/4. Jul 10, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Film star Merkin (Anthony Newley) relives the movie of his life, to forget Mercy Humppe and find true happiness with his wife (Joan Collins).
      Anthony Newley
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