Moonstruck - Special Edition (1987)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Cher Loretta Castorini
Nicolas Cage Ronny Cammareri
Olympia Dukakis Rose Castorini
Danny Aiello Mr. Johnny Cammareri
Vincent Gardenia Cosmo Castorini
Julie Bovasso Rita Cappomaggi
John Mahoney Perry
Louis Guss Raymond Cappomaggi
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Old Man (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Anita Gillette Mona
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Norman Jewison
Producer Norman Jewison; Bonnie Palef
Writer John Patrick Shanley
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Remember the outfit Cher wore to the Oscars when she won an Academy Award for her performance in this 1987 film? Ay-yi-yi. The actress' more retiring character in this infectious comedy leaps several psychological hurdles just giving her hair a permanent. But then the original screenplay by John Patrick Shanley (Joe Versus the Volcano) is a wonderful, gently satirical tale of an Italian-American family dealing with repression and dissatisfaction against a backdrop of cultural expectations. Cher is focused and funny as a widow who feels she should marry an older fellow (Danny Aiello), but then falls for his black-sheep brother (Nicolas Cage). Olympia Dukakis and Vincent Gardenia are perfect as her parents, and John Mahoney (of TV's Frasier) has a memorable, small role as a middle-aged man on the make who gets a lecture from Dukakis's character. Shanley's dialogue is comically stylized in a way that makes one appreciate how much words can inform an actor's performance. Taking its cues from him and director Norman Jewison (And Justice for All), the cast immerse themselves in a pool of hilariously operatic emotion. The special-edition DVD release has a full-screen presentation, Dolby sound, commentary by Cher, Jewison, and Shanley, theatrical trailer, closed captioning, booklet, optional French soundtrack, and optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 99
In Collection Yes
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616626523
Chapters 32
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned AC-3 Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database