Unhook the Stars
Unhook the Stars (1996)

Recently widowed Mildred (Gina Rowlands, the mother of the director Nick Cassavetes) is comfortably ensconced in her suburban life. She spends much of her time taking care of her angry, resentful adolescent daughter Ann Mary Margaret (Moira… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Nick Cassavetes' first feature celebrates the acting grandeur of his mom Gena Rowlands, casting her in the lead role as a older woman who would rather stick to her independent lifestyle than be dependent on her kids; I wish the script were better.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Charts the transformation of a middle-class suburban widow.

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Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Cassavetes' film reveals that he has a sharp eye for human nature.

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Brandon Judell
Detour Magazine

a performance-driven picture--and what driving.

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John Ballantine
Nick Cassavetes does his father no disservice with this film anchored by his mother Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei. Nicely done.