Critic Consensus: Led by energetic performances from Nicolas Cage and Cher, Moonstruck is an exuberantly funny tribute to love and one of the decade's most appealing comedies.
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as Loretta Castorini
as Ronny Cammareri
as Rose Castorini
as Cosmo Castorini
as Johnny Cammareri
as Rita Cappomaggi
as Raymond Cappomaggi
as Mr. Castorini
as Shy Waiter
as Parking Attendant
as Cab Driver
as Old Woman
as Customer at Bakery
as Angry Passenger
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Critic Reviews for Moonstruck
An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction.
It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship.
There's an old-fashioned romanticism about the picture, a sweet, gentle approach to love and family life. But this is kept from seeming sappy by the picture's tough-minded, almost abrasive sense of humor.
Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce.
Audience Reviews for Moonstruck
Good movie about a realistic family, although I'm surprised that both Cher and Olympia Dukakis won Academy awards.
Rose: Do you love him, Loretta?
Loretta Castorini: Aw, ma, I love him awful.
Rose: Oh, God, that's too bad.
nice romantic comedy
|Loretta Castorini:||Where are you taking me?|
|Ronny Cammareri:||To the bed.|
|Loretta Castorini:||Snap out of it!|
|Ronny Cammareri:||Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice - it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and *die*. The storybooks are *bullshit*. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and *get* in my bed!|
|Rose Castorini:||Old man, you give those dogs another piece of my food and I'm gonna kick you 'til you're dead!|
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