Hi, Mom!
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Brian De Palma takes on late 1960s media culture in his followup to Greetings (1968). Seeking a place in New York life one way or another, Vietnam vet John Rubin (Robert De Niro) moves into a Greenwich Village dive, with hopes of becoming a director for porn king Joe Banner (Allen Garfield). Rubin sells Banner on his idea to make "Peep Art" by filming the racy action in the building windows across from his apartment. He plans to seduce talky window denizen Judy (Jennifer Salt) to get the film he wants; but when that plan fails, John trades his camera for a TV and joins a radical… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Now considered valued mostly as a relic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Wasn't quite as controversial as its X-rated predecessor, Greetings (1968), but it still has a bite, even today."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Brian De Palma's joke, in its manifold aspects, roasts the counterculture's naďveté regarding cinema as "truth 24 frames per second""
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"comes across as one big joke"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Sort of a sequel to De Palma's Greetings: De Niro plays a Vietnam vet who attempts to pursue a "Peeping Tom" art career with a new kind of porn film."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The most Hitchcockian riff that De Palma ever examined is the capacity for the human psyche to harbor intense, complicated divergence."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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