Next Stop, Greenwich Village
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Next Stop, Greenwich Village
An aspiring actor leaves his home in Brooklyn for adulthood in Manhattan in Paul Mazursky's loosely autobiographical comedy-drama. In 1953, would-be thesp Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) flees his hysterically clinging mother (Shelley Winters) for a $25-a-month (!!) apartment in bohemian Greenwich Village. Between Method-like acting classes, a movie audition (where he meets a posturing actor played by Jeff Goldblum), and work at a juice bar, Larry hangs out with a circle of archetypal Village eccentrics, including suicidal Anita (Lois Smith), womanizing poet Robert (Christopher Walken), and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a very beautiful motion picture."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The movie's part autobiography and part fiction, but it's all of a piece because Mazursky captures the tone of the 1950s."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An ingratiating puppy dog of a film by Paul Mazursky about a young man seeking independence in a place synonymous with freedom"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A middlebrow American Graffiti, minus the music and set in Greenwich Village, 1953."
‑ , Time Out
"Seems more like a slavish hommage to Federico Fellini than a genuine reminiscence."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"So quotable about thumbs, way back in 1976."
‑ Victoria Alexander,
""Next Stop, Greenwich Village" isn't aggressively awful. It is inept but mostly it's just commonplace."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Charming, bittersweet coming-of-age nostalgia"
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"An affectionate and funny 50s autobiographical memoir."
‑ , Film4
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