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Box of Moonlight (1997)

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20

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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83

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Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 3,393

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Movie Info

In this whimsically absurd comedy, Al Fountain (John Turturro) is an rigidly self-controlled electrical engineer who has discovered his first gray hair and has begun seeing things (bicycles running backwards, coffee pouring from the cup into the pot). To Al's shock, he's fired without notice from his job and told to go home. Instead, he rents a car and heads out in search of Splatchee Lake, a vacation spot he remembers visiting as a child (and one of the few places where he ever felt truly

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Tom DiCillo

Aug 25, 1998

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (7) | DVD (3)

There's wonderful chemistry between the eccentric John Turturro and the ever-likeable Sam Rockwell

January 3, 2013
EmanuelLevy.Com

Worth a look for Rockwell fans.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

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!

April 30, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Comment (1)
EmanuelLevy.Com

Charming, quirky little comedy with standout performance from Rockwell.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Road movie about the spiritual transformation of an uptight and unhappy individual.

August 29, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

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.
December 14, 2010
itsjustme2004

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    1. Al Fountain: You live here? Where's the rest of your house?
    2. Kid: Oh, I only bought half. I got a really good idea.
    – Submitted by Libby P (14 months ago)
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