|Next Stop, Greenwich Village|
|Directed by||Paul Mazursky|
|Produced by||Paul Mazursky|
|Written by||Paul Mazursky|
|Music by||Bill Conti|
Dave Brubeck Quartet
|Cinematography||Arthur J. Ornitz|
|Edited by||Richard Halsey|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$1,060,000 (US/ Canada)|
The film takes place in 1953. Larry Lipinsky is a 22-year old Jewish boy from the Jewish enclave Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York, who has dreams of stardom. He moves to Greenwich Village, much to the chagrin of his extremely over-protective mother. Larry ends up hanging out with an eccentric bunch of characters while waiting for his big break. He has a group of tight-knit friends, which includes a wacky girl named Connie; Anita, an emotionally distraught woman who constantly contemplates suicide; Robert, a young WASP who fancies himself a poet; and Bernstein, an African-American gay man. All the while, he tries to maintain a stormy relationship with Sarah, his girlfriend. This band of outsiders becomes Larry's new family as he struggles as an actor and works toward a break in Hollywood.
This film is also notable for being Bill Murray's first film, although Murray has but a few minutes of screen time. Jeff Goldblum and Christopher Walken (credited as Chris Walken) are relatively early in their respective careers.
The film generally was well received by critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a "fresh" score of 80% based on 10 reviews.