In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) (1987)


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This romantic comedy is based on a true story that happened in California in 1944. Sonny Wisecarver (Patrick Dempsey) is 15 year old who has an affair with his older neighbor Judy (Talia Balsam). The two run off and get married, but a stern judge has the union annulled. Sonny is hauled before the same judge when he gets involved with another older woman (Beverly D'Angelo), and the publicity makes him the object of affection for millions of young women who believe Sonny has something special. … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Phil Alden Robinson
Lorimar Home Video


as Ellsworth 'Sonny' Wi...

as Judy Cusimano

as Francine Glatt

as Mr. Wisecarver

as Mrs. Wisecarver

as Mrs. Marver

as The Judge

as Carlo, Judy's Husba...

as Newspaper Editor

as Uncle Clete

as Chief `Papa Bear' Ke...

as Sonny's Dog

as Wendy, The Usherette

as Judy's Cellmates, De...

as Alberta

as School Nurse

as Madeline

as Mailman in Newsreel

as School Nurse

as FBI Agent Harrow

as Messenger

as Mrs. Long

as Marriage License Cle...

as Judge

as Minister

as Justice of the Peace

as `Schlitz' Waitress

as Front Yard Reporter

as Telegraph Clerk

as Bus Ticket Agent

as Front Yard Reporter

as Bus Driver

as Angry Neighbor, Wil...

as Detective Glore

as Angry Neighbor, Will...

as Desk Sergeant

as Policewoman

as Tough Inmate

as Huge Inmate

as Sponge Bath Nurse

as Winking Nurse

as Three-Fingered Surge...

as Detective Glore

as Five-Fingered Surgeo...

as LA District Attorney

as Judy's Lawyer

as News Photographer, D...

as Sony's Cellmate, Den...

as Judy's Cellmates, De...

as Sonny's Guard

as Nes Photographer, De...

as Rosie the Riveter

as Denver Reporter

as Her Husband

as Mrs. `Mama Bear' Kel...

as Cpl. Glatt

as Marine

as Serviceman

as Principal

as Teenage Girl

as LA Courtroom Heckler

as Teenage Boy

as LA Courtroom Heckler

as Switchblade Kid

as LA Reporter

as Man on Train

as Reporter

as Woman on Train

as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid)

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The genial comedy has its funny moments, but overall lacks a knockout punch.

Full Review… | June 27, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rings true in its treatment of how men and women differ in their treatment of love.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
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