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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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Rebecca Trager Lott
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Sylvie Morrow
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Jenny Morrow
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Drew Morrow
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Alex Morrow
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Scott Wickware ...
Policeman
Kelli Fox ...
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Mr. Wong
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Mr. Wong's Son
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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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Rated R for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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29 September 1995 (USA)  »

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

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Alberta Trager: I'd rather imagine a man than know him for sure.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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I Can't Get Next To You
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You have to be in the right mood
16 August 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You have to be in the right mood for this movie. Fortunately the night I watched it I was in the right mood. I enjoyed this movie. It wasn't brilliant but it wasn't awful. The plot was believable. Husband dies tragically, wife bottles up feeling, friends help her through tough times, she helps friends through tough times, her feelings finally come out etc etc. Sounds like a bad soap but is actually quite good.

The best bit of the movie for me was Elizabeth Perkins. For years I have suspected she could act quite well but previous parts haven't given her the chance to show it. This movie did! Elizabeth Perkins did a superb job of pulling off the part of the wife struggling to come to terms with her husbands death. The scene near the end of the movie where she finally broke down was a piece of brilliance on her behalf. Surrounded by three other popular actresses she shines through!

I'm glad I watched it! 7/10.


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