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Million Dollar Movie

Posted By Alex Belth On December 28, 2012 @ 8:58 am In 1: Featured,Actors,Actresses,Arts and Culture,Directors,Million Dollar Movie | Comments Disabled


I saw Moonstruck for the first time in years the other day and it holds up. Sure, I like it because it was filmed in and around Carroll Cardens [2] where I lived from 1994-2000 (when I first moved there¬†Cammareri bakery was still around). But it also because it makes me laugh. The script is occasionally too cute–repeating lines in a predictable theatrical rhythm like when Cher’s parents both react to the news of her getting married: “Again?”–but it never becomes painful.


And I love the actors (Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and the great Julie Bovasso), with the exception of Olympia Dukakis, whose performance I don’t buy. But still, she doesn’t ruin anything and the leads are great–man, wasn’t Nic Cage good at one time? And Cher, was beautiful and funny.

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