Minnie and Moskowitz
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Can a straight-laced woman find happiness with a scruffy hippie who has a bad habit of getting beaten up? Minnie Moore (Gena Rowlands) was a prom queen in high school but has become disillusioned with life now that she is a divorcée who has just turned 40. Her marriage ended badly, and her current relationship with her boyfriend Jim (John Cassavetes), who is inconveniently married to another woman, is hardly going any better. Jim treats Minnie with little respect, but she tries to calmly soldier on with her work as a curator at a museum. When Jim's wife threatens to commit suicide if he… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The fact is that although I admired specific things about the film, I never laughed very much and only felt slight, distant tremors of the joy that, I assume, rocked everyone connected with the movie during its production."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The most accessible, and endearing example of his very exceptional art."
‑ Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Likable Cassavettes' improv fest with appealing leads"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The movie is sort of a fairy tale, Cassavetes says; it's dedicated to all the people who didn't marry the person they should have. It is a movie on the side of love, and it is one of the finest movies of the year."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A Cassavetes must-have, must-see"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Zany character portrayal of two lonely thirtysomething misfits who are opposites but nevertheless find romance together despite many obstacles in their path."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Possibly Cassavetes' best -- this one actually has a plot!"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
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