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The World of Henry Orient is one of those great little films that gets forgotten afetr time. It shows a New York from an earlier age when the world was more innocent. It is a celebration of friendship and a delight for people with teenage girls. (Or used to be a teenage girl, or liked teenage girls.)
I originally saw this film 40 years after it was made on a Saturday with a slight cold and TCM on the tv. I am old enough to remember when the world was like that. And I have a teenage girl at home that isn't that far from the girls of the film.
The scenes of the girls wandering through Manhatten are joyous. The friendship that blossoms is touching. The humor is more of the big smile funny than the ROFLOL variety, but is more effective for it in that it doesn't take away from the more serious sensibilities of the movie.
This is a thoughttful and delightful movie. The aging is apparent, but not overwhelming. Peter Sellers is a delight as well. Rather like Robin Williams, Peter is best used when he has a limitted role to focus his energies and talents.
My teenager liked it too. (Her favorite show is DeGrassi High, though she watches a lot of MTV and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I can easily imagine her skipping down Fifth avenue trying to freak people out.)