John Cassavetes’ late gem features extraordinarily nuanced performances from the director and his wife, Gena Rowlands.
Dir John Cassavetes
With John Cassevetes, Gena Rowlands, Diahnne Abbott, Seymour Cassel
For Cassavetes, authenticity was about performance, and here he and Rowlands – as a boozy writer fending off loneliness, and a divorcee striving to hang on to her family and peace of mind – give their all. The commitment to making everything feel immediate means we learn only after a while how the characters are connected – yet that makes their connection richer, more complex, more credible.