Moonstruck

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Star Partners Released 1987

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Director:
Norman Jewison
Released:
1987
Rating:
PG

Cher, Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley each won Oscars for their wonderful work in this slice-of-life comedy about the Italian-American denizens of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Cher's an independent-minded widow who falls in love with a one-handed, misfit baker (Nicolas Cage), much to the chagrin of her betrothed (Danny Aiello). With great performances all around, Moonstruck is bellisima!

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    In its warmth and in its enchantment, as well as in its laughs, this is the best comedy in a long time.

  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Sheila Benson

    Such nourishing comedy. It satisfies every hunger, especially the irrational ones that seem to hit hardest at holidays: hunger for impetuous romance and for the reassuring warmth o...

  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The process whereby Loretta and Ronny fall in love is a lot less appealing than the large-family drama unfolding around the Castorinis' kitchen table. [16 Dec 1987, p.C22]

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Comedy, Drama

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Romantic Comedy, Adult, Love & Romance