Minnie and Moskowitz (1972)

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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.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Studio:
Universal Pictures

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Cast

Gena Rowlands
as Minnie Moore
Seymour Cassel
as Seymour Moskowitz
Timothy Carey
as Morgan Morgan
Val Avery
as Zelmo Swift
Holly Near
as Irish
Lady Rowlands
as Georgia Moore
Katherine Cassavetes
as Sheba Moskowitz
David Rowlands
as Minister
Eleanor Zee
as Mrs. Grass
Elsie Ames
as Florence
Jack Danskin
as Dick Henderson
Tim Carey
as Morgan Morgan
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Critic Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

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.

Full Review… | February 8, 2015
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

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

Zany character portrayal of two lonely thirtysomething misfits who are opposites but nevertheless find romance together despite many obstacles in their path.

Full Review… | July 23, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The most accessible, and endearing example of his very exceptional art.

Full Review… | August 30, 2006

A Cassavetes must-have, must-see

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for Minnie and Moskowitz

½

Romantic comedy that's more quirky than laugh-out-loud funny. I like a romance movie where the story is not rushed. We get a chance to know each member of the couple separately before they meet. Once they do, it's a wild, zany ride to the end. Seymour's mom is a hoot in the restaurant scene.

Mara Barker
Mara Barker
½

Perhaps the most accessible, and endearing example of Cassavetes' cinematic art. 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.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

The most accessible and endearing example of Cassavetes' very exceptional art.

Robert Fearon
Robert Fearon

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