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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Critic Reviews for Shoot the Moon

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Divorce and separation are subjects too important to be treated in the bizarre way Alan Parker treats them in Shoot the Moon which is a film with lots of emotion but no heart.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Adds nothing much to the genre of family dramas.

Jun 11, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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.

Nov 25, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Apr 23, 2007 | Rating: 4/5

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

Sep 24, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Feb 3, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

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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lots of yelling and emotional explosions divided by tender moments of contact and stressed-out laughs; kid actors are good; best movie I've seen by Alan Parker, whose lurid fascination with painful episodes is held back by the great Bo Goldman's screenplay

Adam Mahler
Adam Mahler

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