Restored 35mm Print
John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk, Jenny Runacre,
Suburban buddies Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and Peter Falk go on a forty-eight-hour bender after the funeral of a fourth friend brings them within spitting distance of their own mortality. Falk and Gazzara were never better than in their work with Cassavetes, and Husbands puts their method in focus: it is a question less of improvisation than of a collective search for character. The film is savagely funny and most inescapably expressive in its characters’ failed attempts at expression. In a work very much about love, Falk, Gazzara, and Cassavetes are most admirable for being decidedly unlovable.