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An impressive showcase for Diane Lane and an assured debut from director Tony Goldwyn, A Walk on the Moon finds absorbing period drama within a family at a crossroads. Read critic reviews

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Unfulfilled housewife Pearl Kantrowitz (Diane Lane) suffers in quiet misery as the tumultuous events of the summer of 1969 unfold on the surface of her television screen. But, when Kantrowitz invites hunky traveling salesman Walker Jerome (Viggo Mortensen) into the safety of her living room for the live broadcast of the historic moon landing, they begin a passionate affair that threatens to destroy her marriage to her straight-laced high school sweetheart, Marty (Liev Schreiber).

Cast & Crew

Diane Lane
Pearl Kantrowitz
Viggo Mortensen
Walker Jerome
Liev Schreiber
Marty Kantrowitz
Anna Paquin
Alison Kantrowitz
Tovah Feldshuh
Lilian Kantrowitz
Bobby Boriello
Daniel Kantrowitz
Stewart Bick
Neil Leiberman
Jess Platt
Herb Fogler
Mahee Paiment
Mrs. Dymbort
Star Jasper
Rhoda Leiberman
Ellen David
Eleanor Gelfand
Vicky Barkoff
Selma Levitsky
Tamar Kozlov
Wendy Green
Lisa Jakub
Myra Naidell
Joseph Perrino
Ross Epstein
Jesse Lavendel
Carl Applebaum
James Liboiron
Jeffrey Fogler
Howard Rosenstein
Sheldon Dymbort
Graham Burke
Executive Producer
Greg Coote
Executive Producer
Jay Cohen
Producer
Mason Daring
Original Music
Anthony B. Richmond
Cinematographer
Dana Congdon
Film Editor
Suzanne Smith
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Critic Reviews for A Walk on the Moon

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  • Jun 12, 2015
    Great acting in a drama about relationships - in 1969. Unfortunately, I remember those times, and I have spent holidays in camps like is featured in the movie. You really feel for the characters - and Diane Lane and Anna Paquin - mother and daughter - both struggle with love and sex this one summer.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2012
    This movie is about a woman who has second thoughts about her married life when she meets a handsome t-shirt salesman. A Walk on the Moon is a great movie which touches a lot of morality subjects that are super relevant to our society today. Today there are too many adult people acting like teenagers and letting themselves get sucked in to the vortex of the irresponsible and untied life. A part of maturing is realizing that you can't do whatever you want whenever you feel like it, you have to consider the people around you when you're making important decisions and you must not be reckless. I think this movie teaches some great lessons about immaturity and loyalty. It teaches about responsibilities and what happens if you abuse the responsibility you have. I love Liev Schreiber and Viggo Mortensen, and they're really bringing the best to this movie.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2010
    A Walk on the Moon takes the audience back to the days of Neil Armstrong moon landing, Woodchuck Generation and hippies and tells the story of Pearl (Diane Lane) and family who are on their annual summer stay at a Catskills resort. Life is pretty dull at the resort, and Pearl, who finds herself alone, gets depressed during the week while Marty goes back into the city to work. When a hippie salesman (the very appealing Viggo Mortensen) comes to the resort to sell blouses, she's drawn into an affair with him. The consequences of which will affect her marriage and family. <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=141pocp" target="_blank"><img src="http://i54.tinypic.com/141pocp.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> Diane Lane plays her character's central ambivalence masterfully and with a vulnerable sexuality that is utterly convincing while the talented and young Anna Paquin plays her 14th year old daughter and is riveting in her fumbling attempts at love and experimentation. Liev Schreiber was also great, too as the cuckolded husband trying to cope with his wife's changes; capturing the emotions of betrayal with just the right touch. <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2wmgrkk" target="_blank"><img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/2wmgrkk.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=2r60305" target="_blank"><img src="http://i55.tinypic.com/2r60305.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> <a href="http://tinypic.com?ref=j0zm77" target="_blank"><img src="http://i52.tinypic.com/j0zm77.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>
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  • Aug 14, 2009
    <a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i29.tinypic.com/ixguwl.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a> I liked the movie being set in the summer of 69 with combining the moon walk and the Woodstock festival . The movie was about a love affair of sexually frustrated housewife, played by Diane Lane (she was so outstanding in the role) and a salesman played by Viggo Mortensen, as the Blouseman. He gave her, her own walk on the moon, the chemistry between them was so convincing and so real. I recommend this movie to everyone.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer

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