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Unhook the Stars

Unhook the Stars (1996)

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Average Rating: 6.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

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The great overlooked actress Gena Rowlands was cast in the starring role of Mildred in this film directed by her son, Nick Cassavetes. Rowlands appeared in several of John Cassavetes's remarkable films, notably A Woman Under the Influence. Mildred is a wealthy widow who lives with her daughter Ann Mary Margaret (Moira Kelly), who is constantly angry with her. Ann Mary moves out, and the void in Mildred's life is soon filled when she takes over babysitting J.J. (Jake Lloyd, the future young

Dec 9, 2003

Miramax

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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.

September 1, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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Cassavetes' film reveals that he has a sharp eye for human nature.

July 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

a performance-driven picture--and what driving.

May 28, 2003 Full Review
Detour Magazine

Charts the transformation of a middle-class suburban widow.

August 21, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Nick Cassavetes does his father no disservice with this film anchored by his mother Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei. Nicely done.
December 12, 2012
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