Next Stop, Greenwich Village

Synopsis: An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Paul Mazursky
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 nominations.
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111 min

####[Woman Singing

In Foreign Language]

- Put a rope around the big suitcase.

- It's okay, Mom.

Ben, get a rope,

put it around the suitcase.

"It's okay, Mom."


It'll break open

in the middle of the street.

"It's okay, Mom."

You packed everything?

- Just about.

- What'd you leave?

I left some pictures and some books,

and I'll pick them up when I come back.

You're coming back?

I thought this was, uh, for good, huh?

I don't wanna argue, Mom.

Let me help you, Pop.

- Did you hear...

- I can do it. I can do it.

Do you hear?

Mr. Greenwich Village...

is gonna honor us

with his, uh, presence.

He... He's gonna come back.


When? When are you

gonna come back?

- When? When?

- I'm not arguing with you, Mom.

All right.



Don't argue.


- Thanks. I'm gonna be going now.

- Wait.

Thanks, Pop.

See you later.

- Good-bye.

- So long, Ma.


Mom, you said

you wouldn't do it.

- [Sobbing Continues]

- Mom, what you are doing is called hysteria.

You're trying to make me

feel guilty about going.

Mom, I am going.

I have to go.

I have to live my own life.

I am 22 years old!

- Mom, you're gonna give yourself a heart attack!

- [Pounding Table]

Jesus Christ,

will you stop it?

Nothing you do

is gonna stop me from going.

You are not going

to make me feel guilty!


[Boy] Come on. Let's go. Come on.

Let's go. Come on. Let's go.

Come on.!

Give me the ball.!

- Larry! Larry!

- Hi, Mrs. Tupperman.

- Where are you going with all that luggage?

- Greenwich Village.

- You're moving?

- Yeah.

- What's in Greenwich Village?

- Fame and fortune.

I'll see you later,

Mrs. Tupperman.

Be careful, Larry.

[People Chattering]

I got it!

Come on!

- [Bell Ringing]

- [Man Shouting]

Kaiser rolls!

Kaiser rolls!

Oh, boy, am I guilty.

- Maybe I should get a diaphragm.

- That would be nice.

- For you.

- Maybe I should get a diaphragm.

I wonder if my mother's

fits me.

You've talked to your mother

about things like that?

No. She doesn't even know

I know she has a diaphragm.

- How do you know?

- I looked in her drawer one night.

- You love me?

- I told you I might get a diaphragm.

- Where will you get it?

- I'll go to a doctor.

- What doctor?

- I'll find a doctor. It's easy.

- Where will you keep it?

- In a drawer.

Doesn't your mother

go through your stuff?

I'll bury it in the backyard.

What is this?

You're a very funny lady.

We should do a comedy act together.

We just did

a comedy act together.

Oh. I was just funny, huh?

I wasn't good?

I wasn't great?

- Was I funny, or was I great?

- Stop it, Larry.

Was I funny,

or was I great?

You were fine.

I love that.

"You were fine."

Larry Lapinsky,

my dear, is not fine.

Larry Lapinsky

is King Kong.

- [Grunting]

- [Laughs]

Larry Lapinsky is either

a sexual brute or a tender poet.

Fine he is not.

You were fine.

Call your mother and tell her you're

staying overnight with a girlfriend.

I don't have a girlfriend.

What are we gonna do?

- When? What do you mean?

- With our lives.

Well, I don't know about you,

but I'm gonna get a diaphragm.

I think about suicide

once or twice a day.

- That's normal.

- I really do.

- So.

- Do you?

- Not lately.

- Why do I do it?

Suicide makes you feel talented.

You feel like

a Dostoyevskian hero.

Did you hear the one

about Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy?

[Russian Accent] Dostoyevsky meets Tolstoy

in the streets of Moscow.

They both have to take a pee,

so they take a pee right in the street.

So Dostoyevsky

says to Tolstoy, "Why"...

"Why are you peeing

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Paul Mazursky

Irwin Lawrence "Paul" Mazursky (April 25, 1930 – June 30, 2014) was an American film director, screenwriter, and actor. Known for his dramatic comedies that often dealt with modern social issues, he was nominated for five Academy Awards: three times for Best Original Screenplay, once for Best Adapted Screenplay, and once for Best Picture for An Unmarried Woman (1978). Other films written and directed by Mazursky include Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Blume in Love (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). more…

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