Friday, February 7, 2014

02/07: Moonstruck

Here is a movie that is labeled as a 'romantic comedy'. But to me, I didn't find that many comedic elements  in it. I believe it was more serious-toned and dark more than anything. Maybe it was the ethnicity of the majority of the characters that was supposed to add to the humor, not sure.

But, nonetheless, Moonstruck did win over all the so-called professional critics, and moviegoers alike. Maybe its because there are some odd traditional values of love and relationships in this movie. It mostly focuses on Loretta's (Cher) superstitious beliefs, in which she believes the reason her husband was fatally run over by a truck (and not with a man since beside her fiancee Johnny) was because she didn't have a 'real wedding'. She traces every little detail of what she believed went wrong. Loretta is even willing to accept anyone's hand in marriage as long as everything is 'done right'. While Johnny is away, she meets with his brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) and reluctantly falls in love with him.

I say if you do like anything with Cher, Nicolas Cage, or anything set with Italian-Americans (who add a lot of character), then this is recommended. I found this one to be more of a serious film more than a comedy, as mentioned above. There are great performances and great quotable lines. Though I'm still trying to figure out what made Cher's quote in the middle of the movie "Snap out of it!" a memorable one. It's not like that line wasn't used in our daily vocabulary before. A lot of people may have thought it was funny, who knows.

My rating: 6 out of 10

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