Moonstruck (Blu-ray)

Starring: Cher & Nicolas Cage Director: Norman Jewison  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
Rating 4.3
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Audio Commentary Featuring Cher, Director Norman Jewison and Writer John Patrick Shanley
    • Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Documentary
    • Music of Moonstruck Featurette
  • Dual Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English, French, Spanish
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Snap out of it!"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1987 - Best Actress: Cher
Academy Awards 1987 - Best Original Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley
Academy Awards 1987 - Best Supporting Actress: Olympia Dukakis

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/16/1987
"...Proof that Cher has evolved into the kind of large-than-life movie star who's worth watching whatever she does..."
Variety - 12/16/1987
"...Cher and Nicolas Cage are both solid and appealing....[The film has] an endearing spirit..."
Los Angeles Times - 12/16/1987
"...MOONSTRUCK is such nourishing comedy. It satisfies every hunger..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/22/2003
"...A romantic comedy founded on emotional abandon and poignant truth..."
Entertainment Weekly - 04/21/2006
"Cher was at her Oscar-winning best as an Italian-American widow resigned to a sensible second marriage, who ends up falling hard for her fiance's pointedly unsensible brother." -- Grade: B+
Widescreen Review - 05/01/2006
"MOONSTRUCK is a charming film in which a mischievous moon enlightens the lives of many in New York City's Little Italy district."

Product Description:

In this glowingly atmospheric comedy, a young Italian-American woman, bitter after having been widowed by a speeding bus, makes a practical decision to marry a longtime friend for stability and security, even though her feelings for him are tepid at best. But when she falls in love with her fiance's estranged one-handed younger brother, screwball sparks fly. Great, subtle performances and a warm regard for the film's Bronx milieu highlight the film. Academy Award Nominations: 6, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: 3, including Best Actress--Cher, Best Supporting Actress--Olympia Dukakis, and Best Original Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

Under the magic of the full moon, an Italian-American family tries to sort out their romantic entanglements and find happiness.
Tired of being single, and longing for security, widow Loretta Castorini agrees to marry Johnny Cammareri, a man she admittedly doesn't love. While he visits his dying mother in Sicily, she visits his estranged brother Ronny in order to invite him to the wedding, and, much to her surprise, finds herself deeply attracted to him. Loretta's parents have equally complex romantic lives; her father is involved in a long-term affair, while her mother is avidly pursued by a college professor.
Will they all be able to take a chance on love again'

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Family Interaction | Recommended | Romance | Self-Discovery | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Olympia Dukakis was named Best Supporting Actress of 1987 by the National Board of Review.
  • Actress Julie Bovasso, who played Rita, also served as dialogue coach.
  • Estimated budget $14 million.
  • Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and New York City, New York. Shot in Technicolor and Medallion. Titles by Theo Dimson Design; opticals by Film Effects. Original aspect ratio 1.85.
  • Screened at the 1988 Berlin Film Festival in February.
  • Released in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto December 16, 1987. Released in USA February 5, 1988. Released on video August 30, 1988.
  • Reviewed in the New York Times December 16, 1987, and Monthly Film Bulletin April 1988.
  • Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.
  • In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists "Moonstruck" as one of his favorite films.
  • DVD Special Features: Feature Length Commentary by Norman Jewison, Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack, 8-Page Trivia Booklet, Theatrical Trailer.

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  • Sales Rank: 127,180
  • UPC: 883904233008
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