A Walk On The Moon 1999 R CC

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(204) IMDb 6.6/10
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Dustin Hoffman presents Diane Lane (Murder At 1600, Jack), Liev Schreiber (Sphere, Scream I & II) and Viggo Mortensen (A Perfect Murder, G.I. Jane) in a provocative and sensual story about one woman's personal sexual revolution!

Bobby Boriello, Diane Lane
1 hour, 48 minutes

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A Walk On The Moon

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Genres Drama, Romance
Director Tony Goldwyn
Starring Bobby Boriello, Diane Lane
Supporting actors Anna Paquin, Tovah Feldshuh, Liev Schreiber, Julie Kavner, Stewart Bick, Jess Platt, Mahée Paiement, Star Jasper, Ellen David, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Victoria Barkoff, Tamar Kozlov, Lisa Jakub, Joseph Perrino, Jesse Lavendel, James Hayes Liboiron, Howard Rosenstein
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Customer Reviews

For a movie to be really good you have to care about its characters.
Bonnie L. Calcagno
The emotions are heartfelt and speak volumes about the real life struggles between mothers and daughters, within mariages and with one's own self.
Stefani Austin
Viggo Mortensen is perfectly cast as the blouse man in this movie, and he and Diane Lane have great chemistry together in the film.
Jennifer B.

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121 of 125 people found the following review helpful By Peggy Vincent on December 28, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
This is one movie that is misnamed. Ask anybody if they've seen it and they always say, Oh yeah, you mean the one with The Blouse Man. I learned from a friend of the woman who wrote the original that THAT was the original name. They should have kept it. But otherwise, I can't think of a negative thing to say about this movie. It's a coming-of-age (the daughter, played by Anna Paquin) story; it's a tale of a marriage turning boring and of temptation knocking at the door (The Blouse Man himself, SO well played by Viggo Mortensen; it's the exploration of the responsibilities that vie with the passions of the mom who sacrificed her youth and dreams to unplanned pregnancy and early marriage (so perfectly played by the lovely Diane Lane); the rage of the mostly clueless but loving and dutiful husband (Liev Schreiber), and the incomparable Tovah Feldshuh as the wise and sassy mother-in-law who literally and figuratively smacks sense into everyone's heads. The whole drama plays out during the summer of 1969 at a Jewish `camp' in the Catskills. Woodstock's `happening' occurs, and then Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
Plus, omigod, such a great soundtrack, all the terrific music from that unbelievable and surreal era. This is one of those videos you just might want to purchase.
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By P. Houser on October 21, 2004
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My husband and I own this movie and think it's fabulous on every level. We've watched it many times since it was first released. Diane Lane and Liev Schrieber are both marvelous actors and are able to convey so much about their emotions with small moments. Tovah Feldshuh, as the wise mother-in-law, is perfect. The changing times are believably portrayed in this story about a couple who married young in a different time and now find their world changing. (I was 18 at the time of the moon landing and Woodstock so witnessed the era firsthand.) One of the things that is so good about this movie is that all the characters are good, well-intentioned people - there is no "bad" guy here, even the gorgeous "blouse man," played by Viggo Mortensen, is a decent guy. I love it that both Pearl and Marty, after they realize some new things about each other, are willing to try and find their way back to each other in this new world. The final scene of them dancing on the porch couldn't be better.

Despite the fact that three years after this movie, Diane Lane was in "Unfaithful," they are very different movies and "A Walk on the Moon" is superior because it has so much heart. I can very strongly recommend this movie.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By giovanni on August 16, 2001
Format: DVD
Such high-quality movies like A Walk On The Moon rarely get released . It's a film about the stormy turns a family's daily life takes when wife Pearl ( Lane ) meets a charming blouse man ( Mortensen ) . Although it's clear that she does love her husband ( Schreiber ) , she fails to remain faithfull to him . At the same time her daughter ( Anna Paquin ) is slowly becoming a woman . Her first flirt with a boy takes place and the girl , full of doubts and questions tries to come in terms with her puberty . The film's biggest strength is it's cast . Lane gives a quiet , carefull perfomance as the young wife while Mortensen displays once more his poisonous charms . The heart of the film though is Liev Schreiber who gives to his character the human sensitivity he needs to seem believable . He's one of these gifted , underrated actors ( see also Don Cheadle , Ben Chaplin ) who we would never like to see leading an expensive , supernatural blockbuster movie . What makes A Walk On The Moon so special is that it talks about things and situations which could easily be true . Frightengly naturall are also the supporting actors who have been casted perfectly as everyday-people of that time . The family's unity is in danger and the viewer almost feels Pearl's frustration and agony about the future . Will her acts torn her home apart ? Director Goldwyn dezerves congratulations for risk losing the teenage audience by making a film about family values . If you ask me though , when a movie is as well written and well acted as this one , age is not a factor . As for the ending is one of the smartest , most impulsive and touching ones you'll ever get the chance to see .
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Shanna P. Greaves on April 5, 2006
Format: DVD
This is among the most underrated films I have ever seen. The characters, the casting, the subplots, Tony Goldwyn's superb directing, I simply cannot say enough about this film. Diane Lane was superb as a young wife and mother whose youth came to a halt when she becomes pregnant at 17 and she later has another child after her daughter. Lane's character Pearl is an adventurer and a free spirit who is married to a good man who is, alas, unbelievably conventional, uptight, boring, and so unromantic I found myself wincing several times throughout the movie. The scene where he confronts Pearl about the Blouse Man is so lackluster I was thinking, "Yeah this guy seems REALLY upset".

And speaking of the Blouse Man.....As far as I am concerned Viggo Mortensen is the most devine man who ever graced this planet. He is already overwhelming as an artist and an activist, but when one adds his superb acting abilities to the list he is almost unbearable. Mortensen's role of Jerome Walker is among his best performances and by far his most sensual. The moment Pearl meets Walker the attraction is tangible as she looks at him and sees everything she wants and everything she wanted to be. Her affair with Walker gives her back the things that were taken away from her when she became a wife and mother.

Mortensen is beyond temptation knocking on Pearl's door. The way he moves, holds himself, and looks at every woman who comes into his bus is seduction itself. He takes one look at Pearl and knows what this woman has lost and what she needs to regain the part of herself she has sacrificed.
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