Wednesday, February 3, 2016


A superstitious widow (Cher) living in Brooklyn with her parents (Olympia Dukasis, Vincent Gardenia) is about to remarry a baker (Danny Aiello) when she falls for his raving younger brother (Nicolas Cage). Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck is beloved by many despite being schmaltzy, stereotypical, and awkward (which is probably a large part of its appeal). Cher and Dukakis are excellent and Cage, Gardenia, and Aiello are amusing in support.
** ½ out of ****