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Bring me the big knife, it’s a Moonstruck review

Moonstruck

This concludes Nicolas Cage Weekend #3.

Plot

There they go with the typical “woman who’s engaged to a boring, straight-laced man falls in love with a wilder man she meets while her fiancé is away” plot. Boh-ring.

Characters

So far, this is the oldest film I’ve seen with a now-standard “Nicolas Cage yelling things that didn’t need to be yelled” scene.

As for the other characters, it took a while to get used to their interactions, but after a while, I warmed up to them.

Visuals

Some of the backgrounds were incredibly fake looking, but I’m judging this with the year it was made in mind.

Product Placement

“One Quaker Oats box in the background,” the reviewer stated, as he was grasping at straws.

Rewatchability

I have a sneaking suspicion I’m not the target audience for this film, you guys.

It wasn’t terrible, though.

13 comments on “Bring me the big knife, it’s a Moonstruck review

  1. It’ll always be Cher’s consolation Oscar winning role for the Oscar she should have won for Mask.

  2. This is the only movie where Cage is supposed to have his trademark vacuous stare.

  3. SNAP OUT OF IT! I love this movie. I am the target audience though.

  4. Nice post, but I disagree. There are at least 3 things I really like about this movie: 1.) the way the romance between Cher’s parents kind of overlays her romance with Cage; 2.) the theme of escaping an inauthentic (if convenient) life; 3.) the scene between Olympia Dukakis and John Mahoney. I also like the way Manhattan works as a character in the story.

  5. “So far, this is the oldest film I’ve seen with a now-standard “Nicolas Cage yelling things that didn’t need to be yelled” scene.” LOL.

    Great review. I love Moonstruck.

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