• Serious Moonlight (2009)

Serious Moonlight

Release Date: December 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2010

R |1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary

Louise (Meg Ryan), a successful lawyer, wants to jump-start her failing marriage to Ian (Timothy Hutton). She decides to surprise him at their country cottage, but quickly discovers she's the one who's surprised: Ian has decorated the cottage for a romantic weekend with his girlfriend, Sara (Kristen Bell). When Ian proposes getting a divorce, Louise rejects the idea and ties him up so they can talk things out. Things get out of hand when Sara shows up and a burglar (Justin Long) breaks in.

Cast: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Derek Carter, Bill Parks, Kimberlee Peterson, Nathan Dean

Director: Cheryl Hines

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Night & Day Pictures

Keywords: Husband, Love triangle, Amusing, Love, Spirited, Transformation, 2000s, Wife, Relationships, Madcap, Girlfriend, Offbeat

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    More strident than funny, the film illustrates that old French proverb, "Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out." show more

  • 63
    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    It's a pleasure to watch Ryan resurrect her trademark persona, a mix of perkiness and pique, as she flounces around the room. But it's shaded with a middle-age desperation that's half real and half chick-flick shtick. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Overall, "Moonlight" is a nuttily engaging tale of betrayal and, perhaps, redemption. show more

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