A Walk on the Moon
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Tony Goldwyn's A Walk on the Moon is a wonderfully realized, nostalgic (if you are as old as I am) melodrama set during the summer of 1969. It is a time of change across America--sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll--and a historic year in the space program, but not everything is in upheaval. Pearl Katrowitz, a thirty-year-old Brooklyn housewife (Diane Lane), is spending the summer, as she has for the last decade, at Dr. Fleigel's Bungalow Colony in the Catskills. Along with her daughter, son, and mother-in-law, she waits dutifully for her husband's weekend visits, commuting from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mortensen as Lane's clandestine love interest is nothing but a symbol of beauty and freedom."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"How many films are about a woman's sexual awakening? A film that puts a woman's desire before family without offering a moral judgment or offering a male fantasy?"
‑ Marcy Dermansky, About.com
"A beautifully acted drama about infidelity in the summer of 1969 when astronauts landed on the moon and the counterculture celebrated sexual liberation at Woodstock."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A quiet, meditative portrait of marital indecision."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Romance novel material, albeit it gussied up in a handsome, well-made package."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"would make a fine companion piece to Ang Lee's 'The Ice Storm,' another tale of unhappy people trying to find themselves -- or lose themselves -- in other people's beds."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The acting was convincing and the story had a nice feel to it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A warmhearted treat, full of small pleasures and nicely observed detail"
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"Beautiful performances!"
‑ Beth Jones, Roanoke Times (Virginia)
"Actor Tony Goldwyn makes a striking directorial debut with the deeply nostalgic, truly heartwarming A Walk on the Moon."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Unmistakably feels like a rough cut of a possibly good movie."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
More reviews for A Walk on the Moon on Rotten Tomatoes

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