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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Critic Reviews for Moonstruck
This is a movie that makes you want to sing "Boheme" and walk in the moonlight and move to Brooklyn.
You will not easily forget this incredibly robust family.
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.
Audience Reviews for Moonstruck
Nicholas Cage is completely miscast as Ronny and his chemistry with Cher is nonexistent, while the movie's script doesn't have that much substance to match its charm and generally effective sense of humor; even so, this romantic comedy makes for an amusing pastime.
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.
|Loretta Castorini:||It's temporary!|
|Cosmo Castorini:||Everything is temporary!|
|Loretta Castorini:||Where are you taking me?|
|Ronny Cammareri:||To the bed.|
|Loretta Castorini:||Snap out of it!|
|Ronny Cammareri:||... 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*.|
|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!|