The Light of the Moon

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The Light of the Moon traces one woman's tortured journey beyond sexual assault with powerful empathy, marking writer-director Jessica M. Thompson as a talent to watch.

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Bonnie is a young New York architect whose life changes forever when a stranger rapes her in an alley. She receives loving and unwavering support from her boyfriend while trying to cope with the devastating effects of the attack.

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Critic Reviews for The Light of the Moon

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (1)

  • A clear-eyed film that's clinical in its specifics.

    November 16, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The movie is about choices, alternatives, and how one woman regains control and balance through patience, trust and courage.

    November 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Rex Reed

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  • A nuanced and sensitive exploration of the many ways rape affects a person's life, even as she tries like hell to get back to normal.

    November 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • As a resource for those looking to understand the process of recovery, it's hard to imagine a more comprehensive or sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving.

    October 31, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This is a micro-budget movie, cobbled together from the corners that it's cut and riddled with rookie mistakes, but none of that will likely matter to the people who need it most.

    October 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • The frank ways in which Thompson and Beatriz channel Bonnie make it clear that there's a lot of respect for this complex character navigating life-altering trauma.

    October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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