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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)

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A young widow still grieving over the death of her husband finds herself being comforted by a local housepainter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rebecca Trager Lott
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Sylvie Morrow
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Jenny Morrow
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Drew Morrow
Matthew Koller ...
Alex Morrow
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Scott Wickware ...
Policeman
Kelli Fox ...
Nurse
Harrison Liu ...
Mr. Wong
Wayne Lam ...
Mr. Wong's Son
Ken Wong ...
Mr. Wong's Father
Carlton Watson ...
Henrik
Jack Jessop ...
Sid
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Thomas Trager
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College poetry professor and poet Rebecca Trager Lott's husband Ben Lott has just died in a freak accident. Rebecca's support during this difficult time consists of her best friend Sylvie Morrow, her sister Lucy Trager, and her ex-stepmother Alberta Trager. Earth mother Sylvie is dealing with what she sees as the probable end of her own marriage to her husband Paul Morrow. Chain smoking Lucy is a directionless and insecure woman who is still mourning their mother's death fourteen years earlier from cancer. And Wall Street executive Alberta, who Lucy in particular doesn't like in her life (especially as Alberta and their father have since divorced) is a domineering but admittedly efficient woman who treats her personal life as an extension of her professional life. As time progresses and each woman deals with her own issues while trying to help Rebecca, a hunky house painter who they have nicknamed "Valentino" enters their collective lives. "Valentino" profoundly affects each of their ... Written by Huggo

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Virginity, sex, the big cry, and other salty topics.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Moonlight and Valentino  »

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$2,488,858 (USA)
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Writer Ellen Simon is Neil Simon's daughter. See more »

Quotes

Alberta Trager: We are who we are, irrespective of the company we keep.
Rebecca Trager Lott: Which is why ever since some painter screamed for his idiot dog with a stupid name we've been unable to utter one intelligent word.
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Features The 10th Victim (1965) See more »

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The Chianti Song
Written and Performed by Gerhardt Winkler
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Good but could've been better
20 April 2002 | by (xxxx) – See all my reviews

Since the first time I saw "Big" (one of my favorite movies) with the beautiful red-headed Elizabeth Perkins, I knew that as an actress she had some real potential. She just needed a little push and the right part and she could have the audience in the palm of her hand, crying right along with her. This movie is getting her there. When Rebekah (Perkins) loses her husband in an accident, turns to her abnormal sister Lucy (Gwenyth Paltrow in an annoying role) her best friend Sylvia (Whoopi Goldburg is adorable!) and her ex-step-mother Alberta (Kathleen Turner has aged beautifully). The three try to help the vulnrable woman back on her feet. In a few scenes we see how vulnerable and sad Becky really is...And those scenes were the most touching. In other scenes we see how sisters interact and how one sister tries to hold off on Alberta for fear of losing another loved one. It's complicated but overall, it's good. I didn't quite understand if abortion was a topic here...It seemed like it during the last segment. Does anybody have a clue? That's the only thing I hate; When they don't make it all the way clear in the movie then you know they could've improved. If you want to see some good acting see this movie. Elizabeth Perkins is gorgeous!


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