Blu-Ray Review: Next Stop, Greenwich Village

By the time Los Angeles became a mecca for young Americans wanting to make their name in the film industry, New York had been attracting aspiring thespians for decades. While Hollywood is incredibly competitive, it’s probably even harder to break into Broadway; given the relative number of films which get made compared to plays. In Next Stop, Greenwich Village, one young man strikes out on his own.

Larry Lapinsky (Lenny Baker) has had enough. He’s finally moving out of the Brooklyn Jewish enclave he grew up in and away from his overprotective mother (Shelley Winters), who still treats him like a child. Moving to Greenwich Village, he has dreams of becoming a star. An actor. While he works towards achieving his goal, Larry takes up a job as a juicer in a store and tries to navigate the stormy waters of his relationship with Sarah (Ellen Greene).

Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a witty and welcoming comedy drama which follows Larry through his trials and tribulations. He’s supported by an entertaining and unusual supporting cast, including a show stealing performance by a youthful Christopher Walken. He’s one of a lively social group which provides the beating heart of Paul Mazursky’s film. Next Stop, Greenwich Village is brimming with youthful exuberance, big dreams and weary ennui.

Special features:

  • High-Definition Transfer
  • UK Blu-ray Premiere
  • Original Mono Audio
  • Optional English SDH Subtitles for the Main Feature
  • Still Gallery
  • Video Essay on Director Paul Mazursky by Film Critic Mark Searby

Next Stop, Greenwich Village is released on Blu-ray by Signal One on 6 June.

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