It's not my favourite Cassavetes film, and honestly I can understand anyone who might be annoyed by the movie's relentless shoutiness. There's barely a scene where people aren't screaming at each other or breaking out into a fight.
If it weren't so damn charming, or just so alive in that uniquely Cassevetian way, then it would be easy to hate. But it is charming, and is full of this infectious lunacy that kinda wears you down by the end. Also- Gena Rowlands is queen, and the photography is just gorgeous.