Moonstruck PG

Life. Family. Love.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 7, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1987
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround Sound - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Behind the Scenes: "Music of MOONSTRUCK"
    • Audio Commentaries - Cher - Star; Norman Jewison - Director; John Pat - Writer
    • Documentaries - "MOONSTRUCK: At the Heart of an Italian Family"
    • Featurettes - "Pasta to Pastries: The Art of Fine Italian Food"

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
Edited by
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Director of Photography:

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:

Certified Fresh93%

TOMATOMETER
Total Count: 56

Upright80%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 44,711
Rating: 4/4 -- This is a movie that makes you want to sing "Boheme" and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn. Full Review
New York Daily News
Dec 15, 2015
Jewison's point seems to be that love may not be perfect, but it can be sweet fun. Full Review
United Press International
Nov 9, 2016
Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better. Full Review
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Feb 7, 2014
...A romantic comedy founded on emotional abandon and poignant truth...
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 22, 2003
Rating: 4/4 -- You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Feb 7, 2014
Rating: 3/4 -- It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Feb 7, 2014
Rating: B+ -- At times funny and clever, Moonstruck asks the questions: what does it mean to be in love? and is it ever okay to settle? Full Review
Reel Talk Online
Sep 12, 2017

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.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Fall under the delightful spell of Moonstruck, the mesmerizing romantic comedy from director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof) and Oscar® winner* John Patrick Shanley. Academy Award® winners** Cher, Nicolas Cage and Olympia Dukakis excel in this explosively funny tale which also features flawless performances by Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia and Frasier's John Mahoney. Cher is "devastatingly funny, sinuous and beautiful" (Pauline Kael) as Loretta, an unlucky in love Italian widow who finds romance through the intervention of the Manhattan moon. With her wedding to a close friend just weeks away, she meets and falls hopelessly in love with his younger brother (Cage)! Her dilemma and her equally passionate and hilariously eccentric family make for an unforgettable film you'll find "beguiling" (Time), "enchanting" (Newsweek) and "irresistible" ("Today Show").

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'

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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.

Product Info

  • UPC: 027616143129
  • Shipping Weight: 0.31/lbs (approx)
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