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Unhook the Stars (1996)

Unhook the Stars

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 3

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

86%
Average Rating: 6.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,159

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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Art House & International , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Nick Cassavetes , Helen Caldwell
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Dec 9, 2003
Runtime:
Miramax

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Critic Reviews for Unhook the Stars

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (14) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (3)

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.

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2004

a performance-driven picture--and what driving.

Full Review… | May 28, 2003
Detour Magazine

Charts the transformation of a middle-class suburban widow.

Full Review… | August 21, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Unhook the Stars

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

John Ballantine
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