Moonstruck Synopsis
An Italian-American widow (Cher) loves her fiance's brother (Nicolas Cage).
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Time

By Richard Corliss
The most beguiling romantic comedy this side of "Broadcast News." [11 Jan 1988]
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Sold as a romance, but actually is one of the funniest pictures to come out in quite some time. [15 Jan 1988]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
In its warmth and in its enchantment, as well as in its laughs, this is the best comedy in a long time.
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Such nourishing comedy. It satisfies every hunger, especially the irrational ones that seem to hit hardest at holidays: hunger for...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
From the first stylized shot to the final comic resolution, Moonstruck is completely sui generis - hard to describe but easy to love.
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88

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Most of the acting is as real and warm as the characters themselves. And the streets, shops, and living rooms of Brooklyn have never seemed...
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80

TV Guide

Simply stated, it is difficult not to be swept up by this charming picture.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
I enjoyed everything about Moonstruck except for its meandering mid-section. On cassette, with vino accompaniment, it may seem perfect. In...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
[(Cher's) never been better. [5 Jan 1988, p.22(E)]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A corny, overblown romance, and while it eventually wins you over with its atmosphere and good nature, it's far from the masterpiece you've...
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My review of Moonstruck

By jwelch5742
I like it, This had great screenplay and wonderful Performances of Cher and Olympia Dukakis....

More Info

Rated PG | For Sex References and Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ '80s romcom has mature themes; may not interest kids.
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