Box of Moonlight (1997)



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Movie Info

In this quirky fable, the unexpected onset of a middle-life crisis leads a rigidly punctual electrical engineer into a friendship with a mysterious kid. When the engineer is invited to stay at the kid's strange and colorful trailer in the woods, he learns that there is indeed life without deadlines.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom DiCillo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 25, 1998


as Al Fountain

as The Kid

as Floatie Dupre

as Purlene Dupre

as Deb Fountain

as Bobby Fountain

as Luvven Coddle

as Wynelle Coddle

as Curious Waitress

as Motel Clerk

as Earl Sykes

as Willard Snarp

as Male Newscaster

as Female Newscaster

as Uncle Samson

as Castroater

as Saddam Insane
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Critic Reviews for Box of Moonlight

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | July 25, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Box of Moonlight


Love Sam Rockwell. Did not love this film. John Turturro's character was on my nerves from the get go. I personally don't see how one weekend spent with a free spirit can change a man's whole outlook on life. His poor, suffering wife and child seemed RELIEVED he was away from home. I can't blame them. I have to say I could feel no kinship with the main character, and the movie just seemed pointless to me.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Pretty good film.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

The film is meant to be a whimsical romp, and it takes some time to getting used to eccentric actor John Turturro as Everyman in Middle America!

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