• Moonstruck (1987)

Moonstruck

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2001

PG |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

Cast: Cher , Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, John Mahoney, Louis Guss

Director: Norman Jewison

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: Mother, 1980s, Forbidden love, Heartwarming, Amusing, Family, Passionate, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Sold as a romance, but actually is one of the funniest pictures to come out in quite some time. [15 Jan 1988]

  • 88
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Most of the acting is as real and warm as the characters themselves. And the streets, shops, and living rooms of Brooklyn have never seemed more inviting. [29 Jan 1988]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Score for a Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Picture