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A comedy about life, death and freedom.Dec. 01, 1970131 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A common friend’s sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.
Plot: A common friend’s sudden death brings three men, married with children, to reconsider their lives and ultimately leave together. But mindless enthusiasm for regained freedom will be short-lived.
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Hanging Out with Toxic Males
I don’t enjoy John Cassavetes movies that much, but I’ve watched quite a few of them because of his importance to the development of independent American cinema and because of their uniqueness. I think “Husbands” will be my last Cassavetes film. I’ve seen it, “A Woman Under the Influence,” “Faces,” and “The Killing of a Chinese Bookie,” and I feel like I can put him to rest with a thorough knowledge of his style and preoccupations.

What I do like about Cassavetes is that he explored in a way few writers/directors at the time did the complexities of male emotions. His male characters don’t fall into easy categories and neither do their interior lives. In what he has his characters say and do, it’s like he wanted to present the male id on screen visually, in all its obnoxious glory.

But the flip side is that it makes his characters unpleasant and exhausting to be with. I went out with a bunch of guys for a bachelor party once, and one of them was talking loudly about how ugly and fat a girl was sitting at a nearby table in a bar. He clearly wanted her to hear, and it’s like he was performing for the rest of us. The other guys, because they didn’t want to be accused of ruining the evening I guess, or because they genuinely found it funny, played along and encouraged him. The whole experience was so uncomfortable and toxic that I left shortly after and didn’t go on to do the rest of the things planned for the evening.

Watching “Husbands” is like two hours of that experience. It’s watching three guys hang out and desperately try to avoid the emotions stirred up by the recent death of a fourth buddy. This means they fight, get maudlin, get drunk, get abusive, treat women like crap. We don’t get to know these guys. We’re just dumped into the middle of their circle of friendship and sent off with them into the night to hang out for a couple of hours. I can’t relate to Cassavetes movies. I’m the same age as the guys in this movie, maybe even a little older than they’re supposed to be, with a wife and kids. I don’t understand the contempt and anger they show for the world, for their wives, for each other. They don’t live in a world that resembles anything I’ve directly experienced. And since Cassavetes just observes rather than explains, I don’t learn anything about it that might help me understand more. I just get claustrophobic and want to leave the party early. Like every other Cassavetes movie I’ve seen, this one felt more than anything else like an endurance test.

Grade: B

Review By: evanston_dad Rating: 6 Date: 2019-06-06
John Cassavetes was a filmmaker who made his independent films in two primary modes: brilliant character-driven masterpieces like Faces, The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie, and Opening Night, or interesting character-driven mediocrities with ‘moments,’ like Shadows, A Woman Under The Influence, and Gloria. His 1970 film, Husbands, however, falls somewhere in between. It’s nowhere near a great film, for it is poorly edited and, surprisingly, poorly scripted, most of the time. But, there are certain scenes that are not overly long and utterly pointless. And in these scenes lie the seeds for what could have been a brilliant, if not great, film. As it is, though, the 142 minute DVD version of the film, released by Columbia and Sony Pictures, plays out more like the opening scene of the film that came before it, Faces. That film had an opening scene of drunken revelry and misery of the sort never before committed to celluloid. The difference is that it, for all its greatness and minor flaws, ran only about 20 minutes into that film. Now, extend that scene and try to cobble and sustain a film narrative about seven times its length, and the problems with Husbands becomes obvious. It simply needed the touch of a good editor.

Proof of this claim comes, in fact, from the brief final scene of the film where the character played by Cassavetes himself (Gus) returns home after a drunken weekend in London, England, with two other buddies mourning the loss of a fourth pal, to confront his crying daughter and mischievous son in his driveway, as they call on there never seen mom to tell her that daddy is home to take his lumps. This scene is poetic, spare, and filled with realism. By contrast, far too many scenes in Husbands are bloated, overly long, pointless, and prosaic- in the worst sense. The whole film opens with still photos of four fortyish male friends, then cuts to the funeral of one of them, Stu (in the photos portrayed by Cassavetes’ wife, Gena Rowlands’ real life brother, David Rowlands). Interestingly, the putative main character of the film makes his exit from the film at this point. Another good touch, in fact, is that, save for the wife of Harry (Ben Gazzara)- who works at an advertising agency, in a brief scene of domestic violence, no other wives make an appearance. The two other surviving members of the male quartet are Gus (Cassavetes himself)- a dentist, and Archie (Peter Falk)- profession unknown.

No amount of rewatching can exorcise the screenplay’s flaws which make this film merely a good and interesting one, rather than a masterpiece. Far too much testosterone in place of intelligence, and a too easy reliance on melodrama over real drama make the film something that a great film never is: soap operatic. A better editing job would have allowed the film to have been shaped into a coherent whole, rather than an often formless mess. The old maxim about films being made or broken in the editing room seems to have been uttered for films like this. Husbands is one of those films that, in a sense, makes one wish for what could have been, but is good enough that what is can satisfy, at least to a point. Beyond the point, though, the sky is how you make it.

Review By: Cosmoeticadotcom Rating: 7 Date: 2012-06-07

Other Information:

Original Title Husbands
Release Date 1970-12-01
Release Year 1970

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 34 min (154 min), 2 hr 11 min (131 min) (Japan), 2 hr 18 min (138 min) (original) (USA), 2 hr 11 min (131 min) (TV) (USA), 2 hr 34 min (154 min) (San Francisco), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (dubbed) (West Germany)
Budget 1000000
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG-13
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director John Cassavetes
Writer John Cassavetes
Actors Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 IIC, Mitchell BNCR
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Husbands 1970 123movies
Husbands 1970 123movies
Husbands 1970 123movies
Husbands 1970 123movies
Original title Husbands
TMDb Rating 6.7 82 votes

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