The Man in the Moon

1991

The Man in the Moon

Critics Consensus

It's sentimental, and some viewers may feel manipulated by the melodramatic final act, but The Man in the Moon offers a finely drawn coming-of-age story with an excellent cast -- including Reese Witherspoon in her film debut.

89%

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Reviews Counted: 19

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85%
Average Rating: 3.7/5

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Based on a true story, two sisters compete for the romantic attentions of the same man.

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½

Great story of first love and loss set in 1957. It is fun watching Reese Witherspoon acting at the age 14.

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½

Wonderful, heartwarming movie...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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For a kid's movie, a surprisingly non-cheesy but still warming story with wonderful pastoral images. Grass and Elvis makes me melt. Reese emerged as an actress well-aware of the nuances and intonations necessary to shoot this role to the next level. It sucks that this preteen role is more edgy than any Four Christmases crap she's relegated to now. PS. I'm glad Jason London at least got to have sex before the accident.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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Reese Witherspoons first movie I beleive. Sam Waterson shines as the father, Jason London also does well. This is a tear jerker film of the upteenth degree but as others have said, this is a story about sisters and true love. Its a beautiful tale and well told. If you have never seen this your missing out.

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