Unhook the Stars (1996)

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Movie Info

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.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
Miramax

Cast

Gena Rowlands
as Mildred
Marisa Tomei
as Monica
Gérard Depardieu
as Big Tommy
Jake Lloyd
as J.J.
Moira Kelly
as Ann Mary Margaret
David Thornton
as Frankie
Dave Rowlands
as George
Christy Lenk
as Miss Mannis
Brittney Lewis
as Hospital Receptionist
Vinny Curto
as Danny
Tom Proctor
as Duncan
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)

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Audience Reviews for Unhook the Stars

I know u shouldn't judge a book (or movie) by its cover or title but this is one of my favourite movie titles and a reel good com-dram.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood
½

Between a 6/10 and 7/10, 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 -- one just wishes that the script were better.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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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