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  • Summary: In this romantic comedy, Loretta (Cher), a young widow, feels unlucky in love and is content to wed a man she does not love (Aiello)...until she meets and falls hopelessly in love with his younger brother (Cage).
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    A great big beautiful valentine of a movie, an intoxicating romantic comedy set beneath the biggest, brightest Christmas moon you ever saw. It's a monster moon, a Moby Dick of a moon, whose radiance fills the winter sky and every cranny of this joyous love story.
  2. 100
    Such nourishing comedy. It satisfies every hunger, especially the irrational ones that seem to hit hardest at holidays: hunger for impetuous romance and for the reassuring warmth of family, for reckless abandon, and for knowing who we are and what we want. [16 Dec 1987]
  3. 100
    In its warmth and in its enchantment, as well as in its laughs, this is the best comedy in a long time.
  4. 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 more inviting. [29 Jan 1988]
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Simply stated, it is difficult not to be swept up by this charming picture.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    I enjoyed everything about Moonstruck except for its meandering mid-section. On cassette, with vino accompaniment, it may seem perfect. In theaters, with a diet drink, it still rates as the holiday sleeper. [18 Dec 1987]
  7. Two cheery notes: Nicolas Cage, as the erring brother, shows surprising signs of life, and Cher, as the erring fiancee, confounds those who swore she was a remote-control robot. [8 Feb 1988]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 27, 2013
    10
    It wasn't good, it was spectacular, wonderful. You'll love the performances, but Cher's, hers was the best. The music is beautiful, and you'll laugh every moment. Expand
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    8
    I found this movie to be most charming, eloquently written, and just all around a silly romantic comedy. The banter between the characters portraying an Italian family couldn't have been more accurately. This classic Cher movie is one all movie lovers should watch in their life time. Collapse

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