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When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta Castorini (Cher) lives. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Cammareri must visit his dying mother in Sicily. In his absence, Loretta is supposed to try to patch up the differences between Johnny and his brother, bakery operator Ronny Cammareri (Nicolas Cage). Having never forgiven Johnny for indirectly causing the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"There's an old-fashioned romanticism about the picture, a sweet, gentle approach to love and family life. But this is kept from seeming sappy by the picture's tough-minded, almost abrasive sense of humor."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"This charming comedy show [Cher] at her warm and supple best."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"Wears its off-balance as a badge of pride. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction."
‑ Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
"Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"No resistance could overcome the overfamiliarity of the situations in Moonstruck, the corniness of its dramaturgy or the banality of its message."
‑ Ben Yagoda, Philadelphia Daily News
"It's sweet and harmless and very well meaning."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A superior romantic comedy, with more than a touch of grace and warmth, and without resorting to the usual stupid romantic comedy clichés."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Norman Jewison's tiramisu-sweet romantic comedy is passionate and profound."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Cher and Nicolas Cage have a ball in this ethnic comedy of manners, and there are moments of pure magic when moonlight does its romantic work."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"For all the emphasis on its leads, Moonstruck is a brilliantly cast ensemble piece and two smaller supporting roles deserve a special mention."
‑ Bob Westal,
"Norman Jewison's romantic comedy is likeable and amusing, featuring Oscar-winning turns from Cher and Olympia Dukakis"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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