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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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To prepare for her lead role as Faith, actress Diane Keaton used her then recent real-life break-up with actor 'Warren Beatty' who she had recently co-starred in _Reds (1982)_ with, for character motivation and understanding. Keaton even gave notes to writer Bo Goldman and director Alan Parker who initially were not enamored by this but later relented and conceded that the characterization was enlivened by Keaton in ways that they had never thought of. See more »

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Sherry Dunlap: What's with this honey shit all of a sudden?
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Dana Hill steals scenes
24 November 2005 | by (Bjärred, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Well done, realistic film. Though Keaton gives her usual strong performance. And Finney does a good job of acting as the man coming apart (he reminds me of Richard Burton in Night of the Iguana). But the real story here for me was between Dana Hill's character and both her parents. I am not too familiar with Dana Hill, though I somehow recognize her from something. But in this film she does a marvelous job of showing the pain felt by children from parental separation. Another thing about this film is that it somehow really manages to remind me of the late 70s/early 80s. A side note for compaction equipment fans: check out that Dynapac roller!!! No idea which model is being used to compact the tennis court. But it looks like a great machine.


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