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very enjoyable snapshot of the Greenwich Village on the cusp of the 1960s,
This review is from: Next Stop Greenwich Village [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
I saw this when it came out, nearly 40 years ago, and was so enthralled by it that I have remembered it vividly ever since. Seeing it again now for the first time, I must say it stands the test of time and adds many delights, in particular the many unknowns who have since became very famous, such as Walken.
The plot revolves around a kid who wants to become an actor, leaving his old fashioned, lower middle class parents aghast, particularly his "very Jewish mother", played to perfection by SHelly Winters. He moves to the Village and joins a wonderful group of friends. They party, philosophize, and sleep together, sometimes all at the same time. It captures the spirit of youth in ways that made me nostalgic, as I experienced similar things.
This isn't particularly deep, though some sad things happen. It records a moment, just before things open up much much more in the 1960s.