Primarily watched it for Gena and her supreme everything,though the child actor wasn't terrible I suppose. But what truly bothers me is the gaping unresolved plot point of Gloria's cat? I feel I have no closure now... then again, that's what comes with misplaced maternal instincts, perhaps not "every woman is a mother" after all? I'll stop now
This film is clever and has a lot of style. The dialogue feels disjointed and not always fitting well, but it is in fact perfect. A separation from the viewer, we can only get so close to the characters, they are constantly guarded.
And Gloria does it all in heels. A fantastic and brilliant heroine from Gena Rowlands and Cassavetes.
What an opening scene.
Was this Cassavetes answer to Kramer vs Kramer?... in his own twisted dreary way? It certainly deserves more praising, as it has an awesome plot and excellent acting... such expressiveness!! Loved it!!!