Unhook the Stars (1996) - Rotten Tomatoes

Unhook the Stars (1996)



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After her daughter leaves over an argument, Mildred is left alone. But Mildred's neighbor Monica asks her to baby-sit her son, and Mildred becomes the boy's second mother. When Monica's husband comes back, Mildred is once again alone. She begins thinking of her own needs and makes some surprising decisions.

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Moira Kelly
as Ann Mary Margaret
Christy Lenk
as Miss Mannis
Brittney Lewis
as Hospital Receptionist
Dru Homer
as Bar Patron
Derrick Lok
as Lion Dancer
Sang Lee
as Lion Dancer
David Thorthon
as Frankie Warren
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Critic Reviews for Unhook the Stars

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

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 | Rating: B-
Top Critic

The movie is likable and sympathetic but probably too muted to compel much damn-the -torpedoing to the multiplex.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
Top Critic

Cassavetes' film reveals that he has a sharp eye for human nature.

July 6, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

a performance-driven picture--and what driving.

May 28, 2003

Charts the transformation of a middle-class suburban widow.

August 21, 2002 | Full Review…

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
John Ballantine

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