Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village



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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 … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Mazursky
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 13, 2005
20th Century Fox Film Corporation



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Critic Reviews for Next Stop, Greenwich Village

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a very beautiful motion picture.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

A middlebrow American Graffiti, minus the music and set in Greenwich Village, 1953.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"Next Stop, Greenwich Village" isn't aggressively awful. It is inept but mostly it's just commonplace.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie's part autobiography and part fiction, but it's all of a piece because Mazursky captures the tone of the 1950s.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Seems more like a slavish hommage to Federico Fellini than a genuine reminiscence.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Charming, bittersweet coming-of-age nostalgia

July 22, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Next Stop, Greenwich Village

A semi-autobiographical account of a period in director Paul Mazursky's life. A funny and at times quite poignant telling of Mazursky's choice to leave Brooklyn for what he sees as the glamorous world of Greenwhich Village in 1953.
He is pursuing an acting career and becomes part of a vibrant circle of friends, a very eclectic group; a blunt but kindhearted woman, a playboy (Christopher Walken,) an over-the-top funny black gay man (whose buoyant exterior hides a lot of pain,) a suicidal older actress, and the protagonist's girlfriend, who seems ever-indifferent to her lover.
His parents provide much comedy, especially his overbearing mother, brilliantly played by Shelley Winters.
It is obvious that Paul Mazursky has quite a love for these people as his story moves away from himself and focuses on these loveable, fascinating characters.
Lenny Baker, who plays the lead, is very well-suited for the role.

Laura Cameron

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