05 Dec 2023
- 102 mins
- Directed by Norman Jewison
- Cast includes Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello and John Mahoney
- Cert 12
Our screening of Moonstruck will feature an introduction by Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) co-writer Kit Buchan.
That’s amore! Cher and Nicolas Cage make an unlikely pairing in this beautiful comic romance. As an accountant for her family business Loretta (Cher) is used to making calculated decisions, including her decision to marry Jonny (Danny Aiello). But when he flys to Italy to get his mother’s blessing, Loretta visits Jonny’s estranged brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage). Ronny holds an violent vendetta against Jonny, but his heart soon melts under the Manhattan skyline with a moon as ripe as a peach…
Although Cher deservedly garnered an Academy Award win for her performance, there is a rich cast of family characters who fill out the picture of love at every age, including Olympia Dukakis (who also won an Oscar for her role). Playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt, Joe vs the Volcano) and director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof) bring a operatically romantic take to this tale of love in Little Italy.