Synopsis: Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard's wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit... A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John Cassavetes
Production: Criterion Collection
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

# I am a member of the souse family #

#The souse family is the best family #

#That ever came over

from old Germany ##


Oh. Oh, boy.

- [Knocking]

- [Jabbering]

- Shh!

- Ah!

# Deck the halls with boughs of holly #

# Fa, la, la, la, la

la, la, la, la #

- What are you doing?

- # 'Tis the season to bejolly #

#Fa, la, la, la, la

la, la, la, la #

#Troll the ancient yuletide carols #

- # Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la ##

- [Forst Laughing]

What the hell are we doing here?


[Jeannie Sighs]

There's just

All of a sudden...

we just joined the clan

of I-don't-give-a-damners.

Wake up, and have a good time before

the bad fairy comes and makes it midnight!

Say, listen. If there's anything

I can't stand, it's a bad fairy.

What the hell do you know

about Cinderella?

Look, now. Sit down.

I wanna tell you something.

Just sit down. Sit down.

Don't let this sophisticated

exterior fool you.

I believe in Aesop's Fables

and Walt Disney.

All right, Freddie.

Okay. All right.

"All right" my left eyeball.

We met at a bar.

- Right, Jeannie?

- Right.

And it was love at first sight.

Right, Jeannie?

- Right.

- We were thrown out by Morey.

But we had laughs.

- Right?

- Right!

Shut up. Who asked ya?


I think...

Forst is a holier-than-thou.

- I am not.

- Who asked ya? Now, cool it.

You go to a psychiatrist,

don't you, Dickie?

- No, I don't.

- Well, you look Freudian.

- I never even met a psychiatrist.

- He looks like Sigmund.

- Yes, he does!

- [Freddie Laughs]

Do you know that Freud said if you go

to the bathroom, it's supposed to be sexy?

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Sick, sick, sick, sick! Sick!

[Freddie Laughing]

Come on, now.

Wait a minute.

Wait a minute!

What the hell are we talking about?

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John Cassavetes

John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was a Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and directing over a dozen movies, which he partially self-financed, and pioneered the use of improvisation and a cinéma vérité style. He also acted in many Hollywood films, notably Rosemary's Baby (1968) and The Dirty Dozen (1967). He studied acting with Don Richardson, utilizing an alternative technique to method acting which privileged character over traditional narrative. His income from acting made it possible for him to direct his own films independently.Cassavetes was nominated for three separate Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for The Dirty Dozen (1967), Best Original Screenplay for Faces (1968) and Best Director for A Woman Under the Influence (1974). His children Nick Cassavetes, Zoe Cassavetes, and Xan Cassavetes are also filmmakers. more…

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