Reaching for the Moon 2014 NR CC

Amazon Instant Video

(27) IMDb 7/10
Available in HD

Set in 1950s Brazil, this sumptuous drama recounts Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto, "Lord of the Rings") and her love affair with famed architect Lota de Macedo Soares. From Oscar-nominated Brazilian director Bruno Barreto ("Four Days in September"), "Reaching for the Moon" is an intimate snapshot of the search for inspiration, wherever and however you find it.

Starring:
Tracy Middendorf, Miranda Otto
Runtime:
1 hour 58 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Reaching for the Moon

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

Genres Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Romance
Director Bruno Barreto
Starring Tracy Middendorf, Miranda Otto
Supporting actors Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi, Lola Kirke, Tânia Costa, Marianna Mac Niven, Marcio Ehrlich, Treat Williams, Anna Bella, Griffin Addison, Anna Bella Chapman, Neil Hellegers, Chris Hietikko, Tommy McInnis, Sophia Pavonetti
Studio Wolfe Video
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
19
4 star
8
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 27 customer reviews
Beautiful cinematography of the the Brazilian countryside.
Velma Garcia
It is cause for celebration that finally someone is acknowledging the very existence of the most important woman poet of the Twentieth Century.
Lenni Lissberger
The acting was strong, the cinematography was good and the story line flowed well.
Julia Hatch

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dany on March 23, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
After you have watched as many gay films as I have you get use to the same old thing. Bad plots with good acting, good plots with bad acting, bad plots with bad acting. Pick one and you will have it in most lesbian films. This one really was a great surprise. I took the previous reviews with a grain of salt but I have to agree with the majority.

Excellent movie based on real people. Enjoyed the Brazil scenery and going through the journey with the two women. A good love story that happens to involve two women. Excellent acting. Love scenes were not over done.

Rent it or buy it. Either way you will not go wrong.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Rae on February 28, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
So yes, Reaching for the Moon is a beautifully filmed and acted movie, but gawd, I'm tired of every lesbian movie ending tragically. And this one has one of the saddest endings I've ever seen. I know life isn't sunshine and lollipops, but not every relationship ends in suicide.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lenni Lissberger on March 18, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
It is cause for celebration that finally someone is acknowledging the very existence of the most important woman poet of the Twentieth Century.
The film was interesting, poetic and even if it was "based on a true story," thought provoking.
I recommend the film and of course Bishop's work. I believe knowing her work and familiarity of several biographies enhances the film's characters, plot and appeal.
Don't miss it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Meena on March 17, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I had never heard of either one of these woman before watching this movie. I've watched it a few times, however I stop before the end, which makes me sad. It is a well acted and well made film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen A Sabo on March 3, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
An adept look at the creative mind and how destructive that mind and behaviors can be to those around them...a must see
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By amy elizabeth marceaux on March 11, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I was really surprised at the level of acting and overall quality of this film. Let me explain- lesbian films or lesbian themed films that aren't directed by directors with lots of cred (see The Kids Are Alright), usually leave a LOT to be desired. Poor acting, poor dialogue, silly plots, cheap production, and unfortunate endings are only some of the problems facing lesbian cinema. I had no idea that this was based on a true story, and that made it more depressing- but that's okay because it was beautifully shot, acted, casted, produced, written, etc., that I wasn't mad. This was not a cheesy lesbian film. This is quality cinema that just happened to be about a lesbian relationship(s). Thank you, Reaching for the Moon!! Very nice. I wish there were more films like this and less like It's in the Water, Some Prefer Cake, Chutney Popcorn, Go Fish, A Perfect Ending, etc. If The Kids Are Alright hadn't showcased such big names as Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Josh Hutcherson and Mia Waskjkjilhlssalla, and I could get over the hotness that was Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in a lesbian relationship, then I would say that Reaching for the Moon actually did it better. (The fatal flaw in The Kids Are Alright was that someone thought it would be better or more realistic if one of the women had an affair with a man. Come ON!!!) Rent this film, buy it, whatever. Just watch it, because it was a major achievement in lesbian cinema. Just like Blue Is the Warmest Color- another stellar lesbian cinematic achievement.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mayra S. Washington on February 27, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Heart wrenching true story about a complex love between a Pulitzer Prize poet and a famous architect. the cinematography captivated the most gorgeous natural beauty of Brazil, and the music so magical and vibrant that I hope there is a soundtrack to go along with the DVD. A movie to watch over and over.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on February 26, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
I liked the movie in general, but I expected a "happy ending". Negative. Anyway, the actresses are believable and the scenery for this movie is absolutely gorgeous.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search