Minnie and Moskowitz

USA 1971
Director : John Cassavetes
Cast : Gena Rowlands, Val Avery, Seymour Cassel, Timothy Carey, Katheríne Cassavetes

111 Min. | OV

Tribute

After Cassavetes centered »Husbands« on Peter Falk and Ben Gazzara, he passed the same trust and responsibility on to Gena Rowlands and Seymour when it came to casting the leading roles for »Minnie and Moskowitz« a year later. The film became Cassavetes‘ lightest, most enjoyable piece of work and Seymour Cassel cemented his cult-status with an irresistible performance as the hippie Moskowitz. Minnie is a lonely employee at a museum. After an affair with a married man, she agrees to a blind date that soon turns out to be a mistake. But the presumptuous suitor does not take no for an answer and there is an altercation in a parking garage. The parking attendant Moskowitz puts him to flight leaves the parking garage with her. A minute later, he decides that he is madly in love with her. Not much seems to be between them and a crazy romance, but first he has to convince the hurt and reticent Minnie.