Minnie and Moskowitz

1972

Minnie and Moskowitz

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In this romantic comedy, a museum curator falls in love with a parking-lot attendant. Not only are their jobs very different, so are their personalities. The disparate duo meet in his lot. For the attendant, it is love at first sight, and he tries to win the woman's heart.

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Critic Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

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  • John Cassavetes built this movie on a small conceit -- a love affair between two people who are wildly unsuited to each other -- and it doesn't take root.

    Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The sculptural physicality of the images, a 3-D explosion without glasses, embodies that violence while preserving the antagonists' innocent grace; love smooths things out to a dreamy and reflective shine.

    Feb 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 9, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • 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.

    Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • The nicest thing about [Minnie and Moskowitz] is its refusal to generalize or to impose a meaning on the humble, familiar people it makes us care so much about.

    Sep 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [John] Cassavetes injected elements of his own relationship with [Gena] Rowlands into Minnie and Moskowitz's odd courtship, and despite the characters seeming incompatibility, their union is finally credible and touching.

    Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

  • Aug 03, 2018
    Never shying away from the fact that its two main characters could be easily seen as repellent or toxic in their psychological disorders, this audacious drama is able to make us empathize with them while offering a sharp criticism of American society at the same time.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2009
    The most accessible and endearing example of Cassavetes' very exceptional art.
    Robert F Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2007
    Cassavetes shows the sweetness inside daily life, in the ordinary, ugly, lonely and crazy world we humans inhabit in disdain; a place where we all hope to find the person who'll take the heavy burden but also the unique privilege of our company. Seymour Cassel and Gena Rowlands are the outstanding pair that make tangible all that.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer

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