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Box of Moon Light (1996)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 25 July 1997 (USA)
Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »

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Al Fountain
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Purlene Dupre
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Bobby Fountain
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Wick
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Ray Aranha ...
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Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking for a lake he remembers from his childhood. But his wandering takes him into the life of Kid, a free-spirited young man who helps Al escape from the routine of everyday life and find freedom to enjoy himself. Written by Mike Myers <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Box of Moonlight  »

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$13,500 (USA) (25 July 1997)

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$720,717 (USA) (19 September 1997)
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The video game being played by Al's son, Bobby, near the start of the film is the relatively obscure Ultra Vortek for the Atari Jaguar system. See more »

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When watching wrestling and eating hot dogs with the Kid, Al's hot dog goes from half-eaten to him taking the first bite of it back to half-eaten depending on the camera angle. See more »

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Al Fountain: If you don't want to parade around in your wet underwear, you don't have to, Al. It's your choice. Each man can choose how he marches in the parade of life. Al Fountain - Wednesday, July 4, 1:05 PM.
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Version of Wann ist der Mond eigentlich rund? (1999) See more »

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Cuts You Up
Written by Peter Murphy & Paul Statham
Performed by Peter Murphy
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Very poetic
20 March 2003 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

I suppose I have the right sex, the right age and the right background to absolutely love this movie. It is full of beautiful pictures, romantic and humorous scenes. The balance between dream and reality is aptly kept, the use of colour is deliberate and aesthetically sound (green and shades of blue predominate), the soundtrack is memorable and supports the pictures very well. Box of Moon Light has a pleasant slow pace, and all is well orchestrated into a good, coherent story and a single statement: You have to look for the poetic side of life wherever you are, in whatever situation you find yourself in.

All characters are three dimensional: John Turturro is simply brilliant (the quality of his performance here equals the one he gave in Quiz Show) as the conscientious, morally uptight middle class Mr. Everyman who is sent to a nowhere place in the rolling hills of Tennessee on a futile mission. Sam Rockwell is equally well cast in his role of a totally carefree present day Huckleberry Finn/Davy Crockett who rules supreme in his own little junk-kingdom. Catherine Keener was certainly never lovlier than here. She plays a shy girl from the backwoods and is surprisingly convincing in that role.


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