Moonstruck (1987)



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.

Movie Info

When there's a full moon over Brooklyn, anything can happen, and everything happens in the neighborhood where widowed bookkeeper Loretta Castorini (Cher) lives. First, Loretta agrees to marry a man she does not love, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), simply because he knows how to propose properly. Before the wedding can take place, Cammareri must visit his dying mother in Sicily. In his absence, Loretta is supposed to try to patch up the differences between Johnny and his brother, bakery … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Patrick Shanley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 30, 1998
MGM Home Entertainment


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 Barbara

as Lotte

as Bonnie

as Cortie

as Florist

as Patricia

as Sheila

as Parking Attendant

as Cab Driver

as Old Woman

as Customer at Bakery

as Angry Passenger
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Critic Reviews for Moonstruck

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (13)

You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

An American movie with foreign-film sensibilities, Moonstruck's depths come from their perfect balance of writing and direction.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It isn't great art -- it`s too closely concentrated on immediate emotional effect for that -- but it is highly sophisticated craftsmanship.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Charming if erratic, Moonstruck is the unlikely marriage of undershirt-in- kitchen naturalism and urbane drawing-room farce.

Full Review… | February 7, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Norman Jewison's tiramisu-sweet romantic comedy is passionate and profound.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Moonstruck

Good movie about a realistic family, although I'm surprised that both Cher and Olympia Dukakis won Academy awards.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Rose: Do you love him, Loretta?
Loretta Castorini: Aw, ma, I love him awful.
Rose: Oh, God, that's too bad.

Aaron Neuwirth

Super Reviewer

nice romantic comedy

♥Robyn M♥

Super Reviewer

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