Shoot the Moon (1982)




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When successful writer George Dunlap (Albert Finney) and his wife, Faith (Diane Keaton), discover that their marriage has lost its thrill and appeal, the two split up in search of more fulfilling relationships. As the couple tries to cope with their failing marriage and their new relationships, they must attempt to deal with their four confused young children.
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Albert Finney
as George Dunlap
Diane Keaton
as Faith Dunlap
Karen Allen
as Sandy
Peter Weller
as Frank Henderson
Dana Hill
as Sherry
Tracey Gold
as Marianne
George Murdock
as French DeVoe
Leora Dana
as Charlotte DeVoe
Irving Metzman
as Howard Katz
Kenneth Kimmins
as Maitre D'
Michael Alldredge
as Officer Knudson
Robert Costanzo
as Leo Spinelli
David Landsberg
as Scott Gruber
Lou Cutell
as Willard
James Cranna
as Harold
O-Lan Jones
as Countergirl
Nancy Fish
as Joanne
Jim Lange
as Master of Ceremonies
O-lan Shepard
as Countergirl
Eunice Suarez
as Mexican Woman
Héctor Morales
as Mexican Man
Morgan Upton
as Photographer
Edwina Moore
as Reporter
Ken Kimmins
as Maitre D'
Bill Reddick
as Priest
Margaret Clark
as Mourner
Jan Dunn
as Mourner
Rob Glover
as Mourner
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Critic Reviews for Shoot the Moon

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Adds nothing much to the genre of family dramas.

Full Review… | June 10, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Parker and Goldman seem to want this battling couple to represent a sort of romantic '60s point of view, and they show up the younger lovers as shallow, '70s-style hedonists.

Full Review… | November 24, 2007
Slant Magazine

High drama, albeit depressing, with Keaton and Finney in strong leads.

April 23, 2007

A racking film which explores divorce with sensitivity and artistic skill.

Full Review… | September 24, 2005
Spirituality and Practice

Not Parker's best, but done with uncanny precision.

February 2, 2005
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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July 28, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for Shoot the Moon

Good film about a unhappy marriage. But, Shoot the Moon is very emotional and have one of the worst end that I ever see, that makes the audience saw more, but unfortunately is impeded to see.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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What an emotional rollercoaster of a film, what with all the platesmashing and slammed doors and running around. I really, really loved this in the first hour, but after the second hour brought more of the same drama, my appreciation for it dropped significantly.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

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Great performances, sad subject matter.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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