Moonstruck (1987)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 18, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 30, 1998
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade's most appealing comedies.

Chris Chase
New York Daily News

This is a movie that makes you want to sing "Boheme" and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

At times funny and clever, Moonstruck asks the questions: what does it mean to be in love? and is it ever okay to settle?

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

Jewison's point seems to be that love may not be perfect, but it can be sweet fun.

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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times

An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Cher is simply wonderful, and the teaming with Cage an inspiration. The rest of the cast couldn't be better.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Nicholas Cage is completely miscast as Ronny and his chemistry with Cher is nonexistent, while the movie's script doesn't have that much substance to… More
♥Robyn M♥
nice romantic comedy
Red Lats
Good movie about a realistic family, although I'm surprised that both Cher and Olympia Dukakis won Academy awards.
Leigh Ryan
Was I the only one that thought this movie was kind of boring? Also, I think Cage sucked in this role and had a major uni-brow. But what do I know... Cher… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Rose: Do you love him, Loretta? Loretta Castorini: Aw, ma, I love him awful. Rose: Oh, God, that's too bad.
Wahida K
*humph* this Movie is somehow boring.