Minnie And Moskowitz


(out of 5)

brings his take-no-prisoners style of filmmaking to the romantic screwball genre, fashioning a totally off-kilter tale of two unlikely lovers. Classy, ladylike museum employee Minnie () meets violent-tempered, crass parking attendant Moskowitz () and something between them clicks. They go out on disastrous dates that end with misunderstandings and drag-out fights, but work towards the realization that they want to try and be together. The supporting characters that surround them are often even more bizarre than our leads, particularly a hysterical scene in a restaurant when Minnie agrees to go out on a date with a long-suffering admirer who loses his marbles at the dinner table. Unlike most Cassavetes ventures, this one is a bitter pill with a sweetness at its centre.


USA, 1971

Directed by

Screenplay by John Cassavetes

Cinematography by , ,

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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