Alcoholic wife with abusive husband. Acting is raw and disturbing. But may be eye opening. As Picasso said, 'Art isn't meant to be pretty.'
this movie is so exhausting but in a good way. i call this Cassavetes' effect.
Gena Rowlands is unforgettable in her portrayal of woman on the edge of mental breakdown. Cassavetes' directing is superb.
Harrowing. One of the most genuine performances of mental illness I've ever seen.
Gina Rowlands is brilliant in this role created by her husband Cassavettes. It is rough and real.
Dark, painful, and oppressive from beginning to end. I couldn’t really get into this, although I greatly respect the filmmaking.
As great as Falk and Cassavetes are, this is a true exhibit of the greatest performance by any actress in history. Thank you Gena Rowlands
Incredibly acted and directed, one of the best films I have seen.
A very good Cassavetes and an impressive performance by Gena Rowlands.
Creative and has a consistently interesting atmosphere around it. A little dated but still very watchable
Cassavete and Rowland’s greatest achievement.
uncomfortable and unnerving. but another terrific performance by gena rowlands.
Gena Rowlands is at her best. Well constructed film that let us sympathize with Mabel’s struggle but also understand her husband.
The most uncomfortable movie I've ever seen. Rowlands is great, but the story is unstructured and meandering and Falk is pretty awful.
A tense look into the life of an eccentric and fragile woman whose husband tries his best to sustain the family but sadly overwhelmed.
From the father of American Independent film Cassavetes with frequent collaborator (and wife) Rowlands in career best. Oh and Peter Folk
Damn, white people really got the fatigue or something huh?
Gena Rowlands, that's all. Masterpiece.
I think Rowlands is significantly better in Opening Night, and I found no connection to this and nothing to admire but her performance.
Very hard movie to take in, which goes to show how well it is made. All-time great performance by Rowlands.