Plot & Details
The sensationalistic murder of diet guru Dr. Herman Tarnower is explored in this stylized take on the tabloid cover story from first-time director Phyllis Nagy. As the inventor of the popular "Scarsdale Diet," Dr. Herman Tarnower (Ben Kingsley) became an overnight success during the peak of the early '80s diet craze. Despite the popularity of the Dr. Tarnower's revolutionary "lose one pound per day" diet, the womanizing ways of the Casanova cardiologist would soon come to a brutal end at the hands of his jealous, prescription drug-addicted lover Jean Harris (Annette Bening). Driven to despair after their 14-year romance failed to result in marriage and enraged by Dr. Tarnower's shameless status as a ladies' man, Harris confronts her former lover in one violent, final act of desperation.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 95min.
- DVD Release Date: 08/01/2006
- Distributor(s): HBO Films
- Director(s): Phyllis Nagy
- Starring: Annette Bening , Ben Kingsley
- Themes: Romantic Betrayal,Self-Destructive Romance,Crimes of Passion
- Tone: Biting,Satirical,Irreverent,Stylized
- Keywords: bachelor,doctor,engagement,love-affair,murder,revenge
- Language: English
|Year||Award||Category||Cast & Crew||Result|
|2006||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Nominated|
|2006||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Annette Bening||Nominated|
|2006||Hollywood Foreign Press Association||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||Ben Kingsley||Nominated|