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Moonlight and Valentino (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  29 September 1995 (USA)
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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 ...
Nurse
Harrison Liu ...
Mr. Wong
Wayne Lam ...
Mr. Wong's Son
Ken Wong ...
Mr. Wong's Father
Carlton Watson ...
Henrik
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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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$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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I Can't Get Next To You
Written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Performed by The Temptations
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4 June 2005 | by (Seattle, United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not one to usually admit I was teared up during a movie but this movie got me at least three times. That alone should give it a 7 rating but I added one more. I guess I really understood Lucy in the movie since those are the type of women I would date. Once you get to know them all, all 4 that is, you can really understand this complex relationship. I will not go into too many details but this is a must watch movie and not a perfect 10 but pretty darn good. I cannot believe that this has under a 6 rating not true at all. So i have to add a few more lines. OK then vote for this movie with your heart not from a spectacularly sensational Hollywood standpoint.


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