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Shoot the Moon (1982)

 -  Drama  -  19 February 1982 (USA)
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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for four young children. While they attempt to go their separate ways, jealousy and bitterness reconnect them. Written by Philip Gilman <pgilman@pipeline.com>

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19 February 1982 (USA)  »

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L'usure du temps  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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This film was one of a number of movies in a 1980s Hollywood cycle of pictures about divorce. Iniated by the Best Picture Oscar winning film Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the cycle included that movie as well as Shoot the Moon (1982), Table for Five (1983), Heartburn (1986), Irreconcilable Differences (1984), Enemies: A Love Story (1989), The Good Mother (1988), The War of the Roses (1989) and The Last Married Couple in America (1980). See more »

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George Dunlap: I'm not kind anymore.
Faith Dunlap: Me either.
George Dunlap: You're kind to strangers.
Faith Dunlap: Yeah. Strangers are easy.
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Still The Same
Written and performed by Bob Seger
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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shoot the moon
18 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most powerful and truthful movies I've ever seen. I love it and I watch it over and over. I love Dianne Keaton and this is one of her greatest roles. The children are just terrific and the emotions portrayed are intense and typical of the situation. I feel that his is a movie that every married couple must see. In an age where divorce is so common and seemingly so easy, Shoot The Moon shows how devastating divorce really can be and usually is! I know this from experience! There are so many unresolved emotions and feelings between two people. And even if there has been an affair a marriage can prevail and two people can emerge stronger for it. The marriage can become much better and more loving and true. The children will benefit from seeing that their parents can work through their problems and come out on the other side. A MUST SEE!


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