Unhook the Stars

Character study about Mildred, an elderly woman who has spent her life caring for others. When her daughter finally leaves home, she finds that, for the first time in her life, she has nobody to worry about - but soon becomes involved in the life of Monica, a young mother whose husband has left her to look after her young son J.J.. As the relationship blossoms, Monica teaches Mildred that there is more to life than taking care of others.

  • Starring: Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, Gerard Depardieu
  • Director(s): Nick Cassavetes
  • Producer(s): Rene Cleitman
  • Screenwriter(s): Helen Caldwell, Nick Cassavetes
  • Distributor: Miramax
  • Release Date: Wednesday, October 30, 1996