Waiting for the Moon (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Waiting for the Moon (1987)




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Well into the 1930s, there was an expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, and who eventually became influential artists and writers. These included the painter Edward Hopper, the writer Ernest Hemingway, and the musician Virgil Thomson. Writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (perhaps best known for her marijuana recipes) were the patrons of these and other artists, including Guillaume Apollinaire. In this PBS American Playhouse movie, the two are seen in the mid-1930s, and the unflinching loyalty and love that Toklas (Linda Hunt) offered to her irascible companion Stein (Linda Bassett) is the subject of this moving, extremely erudite drama.


Linda Bassett
as Gertrude Stein
Linda Hunt
as Alice B. Toklas
Bernadette Lafont
as Fernande Olivier
Andrew McCarthy
as Henry Hopper
Bruce McGill
as Ernest Hemingway
Jacques Boudet
as Guillaume Apollinaire

Critic Reviews for Waiting for the Moon

All Critics (5)

Almost contemptuous of fact, this unconvincing lesbian romance opts for a soft, amorphous approach in depicting the elationship between the writer-emigre Gertrude Stein and longtime companion Alice B. Toklas.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006

Beautifully conveys that special feeling when two separate individuals find themselves at one with each other and the world.

Full Review… | April 5, 2001
Spirituality and Practice

Well, a rose is a rose is a rose, and a movie is a movie is a snoozefest.

February 21, 2001

Audience Reviews for Waiting for the Moon


There is too much premature reverence in this film. The filmmakers have convinced themselves of the worthiness of these two characters -- but they've forgotten to convince the viewers.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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