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Moonstruck [1987 film]
by Norman Jewison, Norman Jewison (Director), Bonnie Palef (Producer), Patrick J. Palmer (Producer), John Patrick Shanley (Screenplay), David Watkin (Director of photography)
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Amazon.com (ISBN 0792838963, DVD)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. --Tom Keogh
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:49 -0400)
An "unlucky in love" Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding falls for her fiance's younger brother.
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