Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a 1976 romantic comedy drama film written and directed by Paul Mazursky, featuring, amongst others, Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois Smith, and Christopher Walken. Next Stop, Greenwich Village was generally well received by critics. Film review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a "fresh" score of 100% based on 10 reviews, it is actually "freshest movie" of Christopher Walken in his career. Film is semiautobiographical account of director Paul Mazursky's move to Greenwich Village.
Film's period in 1953. Larry Lipinsky (Lenny Baker) is a young jewish boy from Brooklyn, New York
, which has dreams of stardom. So, with these dreams he moves to the Greenwich Village, much to the chagrin of his extremely overprotective mother (Shelley Winters). Larry ends up hanging out with an eccentric bunch of characters while waiting for his big break. He has group of tight-knit friends, which includes a wacky girl named Connie (Dori Brenner); Anita (Lois Smith), an emotionally distraught young woman who constantly contemplates suicide; Robert (Christopher Walken), a Waspish young poet; and Bernstein (Antonio Fargas), a black gay man. This band of outsiders becomes Larry's new family as he struggles as an actor and works toward a break in Hollywood. So, young man seeking independence in a place synonymous with freedom.
- Anachronisms: Set in 1953, but the unmistakable twin towers of the World Trade Center (completed in 1973) are visible in an exterior scene.
- Continuity: In the early scene where Lenny leaves home, he moves his suitcase from the chair to the floor, then tells his mother that she's going to give herself a heart attack, and when the camera cuts back the suitcase is back in the chair.