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This was one of those softcore flicks from the late '80s that I always thought I had seen before, but I'll be damned if we didn't sit down to watch it the other night and it all seemed completely new to me.
Kinda sexy, mostly silly and overwrought, but amusing for what it is.
Rental? If you're into that kinda thing?
Typical story plot lines + regular music score for erotic genre (Sousaphone or SEXsaphone!) + some beautiful shots for a film made in the early 1990s will make you ZzZzZzZ...
Monday, July 22, 2013
(1988) Two Moon Junction
Written, directed and produced by well renown erotic film maker Zalman King of "The Red Shoe Diaries" which is another 'genre' I don't care too much about since they're so many of it around and I find that these kind of films can be appreciated more by single men and horny teenagers than to others who crave to be challenged. It's the perfect set up to another porn movie except that Zalman King loves to lay out another unlikely scenario to the audience. Good looking self absorbed carny, Richard Tyson as Perry flaunts his great looking abs for the whole world to see except that "no" one seems to notice except the wealthy southern Dixie, April played by Sherilyn Fenn just because everyone else is having a great time at the carnival. I mean, if you're old, puny, overweight or not as physique or something like that, don't bother to flaunt it is what it appears this film is saying or that if you're hot as Perry is, that "only" hot looking girls is going to notice you- not the overweight old and puny and the film's definition as ugly isn't going to notice you at all. Anyways, she drops her wallet, and gee... before he hands it back to her, he has to look at it first and memorize it and she happens to be engaged too. The movie "Two Moon Junction" as the movie indicates is only a name of a wealthy owned property owned by April's mother Belle played by Oscar winner actress Louise Fletcher the title name is only there as a backdrop to showcase this porn-like atmosphere which of course happens to everyone if we're as good looking as him for it's like creating your own character in a video game- a virtual reality portrait of what you want to look like as opposed to what you really look like in real life asking the question can we identify with this! To me, Perry looks like a real klutz, but the movie portrays him as a man which every woman would ever want since he's dumb but caring and is available for a woman's sexual needs whenever she wants it, therefore having a great quality job is not really a requirement meaning that while he's always available- her fiancé isn't since he's always working. And just like King's other films, he teases the audience first to set up to the major make-out scene at the end which is minor to what one can find on porn sites and porn movies these days except that in this case it's with a supposedly renown actress. Oh yeah, when Perry pursues her first and vice versa. Belle finds out about this affair that's been going on and forbids it since it's something to do with some silly reason regarding the family name and so forth and reputation. Do I need to talk about this some more since it's so basic and simplistic.
Besides Fletcher, some of the co-stars also include a rather young Milla Jovovich as one of the sisters, Burl Ives as the cop, Kristy McNichol as Perry's other girlfriend, and Hervé Villechaize the little dwarf who was famous for playing Tattoo from the popular long running series "Fantasy Island" he plays the owner of the carnival.
2 out of 4 stars
watch it with someone you find very appealing... you will get turned on ;)
The only real reason I watched Two Moon Junction was because I'm a fan of Sherilyn Fenn and her work on Twin Peaks, plus I know she has an unfathomed body and I would be fascinated to see how she uses it in an Romantic-Erotic Thriller.
But what's wrong with Two Moon Junction is the fact that there is no passion. There isn't any flames that burn between the characters and so the emotions or sexual activity between them is in a more dire need of chemistry than Jesse was in the first season of Breaking Bad. The relationships are hollow and the characters have only a mere exterior appeal based on their attractiveness, because there is certainly no depth within them.
That's essentially the problem. Two Moon Junction has essentially no characters to it, just a bunch of actors told what to do and where to go without any direction thanks to Zalman King and his limited knowledge of filmmaking outside of creating films with nothing much outside of attractive sex objects, as notable in 9 1/2 Weeks. His poor screenplay leaves much to be desired, fused with a cheap MacGregor Douglas story has no understanding of the characters created whatsoever.
For example, April Delongpre shows caring affection for her fiancÃ (C) Chad Douglas Fairchild which he returns, but without a single ounce of chemistry she goes off and engages in an affair with Perry. The only actual explanation as to why she does this is because she must be a b*tch, since she clearly is more affectionate to her fiancÃ (C) than to Perry the emotionless blow up doll and her parents think Chad is a better fit, the only plausible explanation is that she must be a thoughtless b*tch even though this clearly wasn't the intention of Zalman King or MacGregor Douglas. But if it was, they're dumber than predicted because that is not an interesting character to follow around in the story. Since somewhere along the lines somebody realised that and attempted to capitalise on the sex appeal of the film, resulting in Sherilyn Fenn going into hiding for a year, the filmmakers are all a bunch of brainless raccoons. The creationists that made Two Moon Junction had less inspiration or effort than even some of the dumbest pornographic films in existence. It's no wonder Sherilyn Fenn changed her career after sitting through this crap, and it did teach her to take her career seriously. But since she was subject to humiliation for the sake of a terrible film, that's one more reason to hate Two Moon Junction.
You can see her actually crying at the end of most of her sex scenes because the filmmakers essentially violated her and her body with their inexperience and reliance on her body like what Bernardo Bertolucci did to Maria Schneider in his Academy Award nominated 1972 Romantic Drama Last Tango in Paris. Of course the difference is that Last Tango is Paris had meaning and skill in it, and essentially it's like all of Two Moon Junction was just put together by a bunch of perverts who merely wanted to look at Sherilyn Fenn naked and used a film as a cover for it, the same way the nonexistent film Argo was used to rescue Canadian Hostages. These events were later chronicled in the 2012 Thriller which won the Academy Award for best picture, Argo. But Argo is billions of light years away from being even slightly comparable to Two Moon Junctions unless you're comparing the efforts of the lead actors Richard Tyson and Ben Affleck who both suffer many of the same issues as actors.
Perry is the dumbest character of them all, so hollow that he passes more as a foreshadowing of the dominant male character Christian Grey from the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. By that I mean he's a strong male figure with a big sexual ego, but is completely hollow as a character. And in a similar fashion to the writing style of Fifty Shades of Grey, actor Richard Tyson attempts to make every word he uses sound erotic, and that just makes things even stupider than they already are. Yes, things could have been worse in Two Moon Junction but could have been a lot better. One idea would be to cast a better actor than Richard Tyson, perhaps even the mysterious and sexually ambiguous Klinton Spilsbury would have done a finer job. Richard Tyson's performance should earn himself a Golden Raspberry Award, and his only appealing in Two Moon Junction is that he looks vaguely of Christopher Lambert with the haircut of Otto from The Simpsons.
So since everything else in Two Moon Junction messed up, the audience would hope for some appeal through steamy sex sequences. This proves mostly to be a false hope, because despite the climactic sex sequence about 1 Hour and 25 minutes into the film's running time, the rest are rushed, pointless and tedious love scenes which have no erotic emphasis or fine visual qualities outside of Sherilyn Fenn's breasts, and the cinematography doesn't even bother to attempt to capitalise on that anymore.
Honestly, why Two Moon Junction is defined as an erotic thriller is a question to me because that is merely a half truth. The erotic half, because there are no thrills in Two Moon Junction unless getting an erection at the sight of a naked Sherilyn Fenn counts. Even then the thrills are minimum. And if not for the aforementioned sex scene, the film couldn't even pass for erotic but rather not even a film but a feature length photoshoot.
Lastly, where the movie ends is confusing, how it got there is confusing, what it meant was confusing. I never expected some form of half-assed erotica to be so confusing, but the fact that very few people actually bothered to make Two Moon Junction structured or original leaves it as a film that's dumber than a pornography starring Robert Pattinson.
But on the plus side, even though she didn't take acting seriously when working on Two Moon Junction, Sherilyn Fenn is still a great actress to have since she serves as the cultural figure Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks, the slick and seductive schoolgirl. In Two Moon Junction, she portrays April Delongpre, a character exploring her sexuality. Despite being a terrible character, she is steaming hot and utterly sexy in Two Moon Junction, and she makes the climactic sex scene in the film a treat for the viewers since she has such a fine body with a beautiful skin tone and lets go of her inhibitions just to make the scene passionate, and it's the only scene in the film that is and that's thanks to the fact Sherilyn Fenn has control of herself in the scene and ensures the best of her is used. And when I say she's sexy, I mean so sexy that it was worth sitting through all of Two Moon Junction just for that one scene where her entire body is in perspective. Her overall performance was ok, but her presence is what makes it a memorable film.
Also, Since Two Moon Junction is predominantly dank and boring, the smile of Louise Fletcher seems to light up the screen, as does her voice. She makes it slightly more bearable to sit through. Even though she portrays a secretly manipulative character like she's good at doing, she's still sweet to have in Two Moon Junction.
Kristy McNichol was also good, because I have never seen her in anything else and I merely enjoyed seeing her breasts on screen. How that earns a Golden Raspberry Nomination when Richard Tyson or Zalman King don't get one is a strange farce.
And that one steamy sex scene is a memorable one because its passionate, and watching it is a guilty pleasure but makes sitting through tons of Zalman King crap worth it. That scene is the cure to erectile dysfunction, there is no better way to put it.
So if you can extract the climactic sex scene from 1 Hour and 25 minutes into the movie off the Internet, that will save you the trouble of sitting through Zalman King nearly killing Sherilyn Fenn's career in a waste of time titled Two Moon Junction.
adult movie......interesting twist
As a guy it's all about Sherilyn Fenn and the carpet does not match the drapes. A fantastic visual to go along with her incredible body.
Its a very erotic movie made more unusual by having Burl Ives in it, yes the Snowman from Rudolph.
There is not much story just lots of sex scenes and Fenn doing lots of crying. Still a memorable if unimportant movie.
Sorry folks but I had to add this one. I loved the erotic love scenes in this film and the acting was okay for what it's worth. I would love to be Richard Tyson just for a day; I may have better luck with women lol.
I thought it was erotic and good
cool to know who u really are when it comes to feelings. they are ment to be expressed so dont shy away ask for your right.