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A Walk on the Moon (1999)

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

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Herb Fogler
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Selma Levitsky (as Vicky Barkoff)
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USA, summer of 1969. Man is about to walk on the moon, the Vietnam War is breaking out, and there is the great concert in Woodstock. In a holiday camp for Jewish families not far from Woodstock, Alison and her family are on vacation. Pearl, the mother is young and attractive, but defeated by life, having become pregnant on her first loving relationship, forgetting her dreams to devote herself to her children. Marty, the father is absent because he is busily occupied working at a television repair business. One day a charming salesman arrives at the camp, selling clothes and knick-knacks. He lives an intense life of love and passion, culminating in an escape to Woodstock with Pearl, where events have a deep impact. Written by rosebud6

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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23 April 1999 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,709, 28 March 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,741,987, 4 July 1999
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Diane Lane wanted Viggo Mortensen to be in the film so much that she gave up part of her salary so that the production could afford him. See more »

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When Marty finds out Pearl is having an affair, he throws the milk container against the wall getting milk everywhere. Later in the scene Marty sits down and the floor behind him is clean. See more »

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Pearl Kantrowitz: I went to Woodstock.
Marty Kantrowitz: You went to Woodstock.
Pearl Kantrowitz: Ummm...
Marty Kantrowitz: Was it groovy?
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The producers wish to thank ... The Merchants of St-Viateur Street ... See more »

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Soundtracks

Today
(1967)
Written by Marty Balin and Paul Kantner
Performed by Jefferson Airplane
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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The way we were
29 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

The sixties were a time of great transition. At their beginning was the Peace Corps: a way to help those in need of a better life. At their end it was the me generation: how high can I get or how can I satiate my senses to the fullest. This movie is one of the best "encapsulations" of those events that I've seen.

The moral overtones of the movie are overwhelming. Wrongs occur. Do we run away from them? Do we trash our lives because of them? This movie attempts to address these questions. It does it well.

Finally, what brings it all together? In two words: Diane Lane. She possesses a deep but quiet beauty that makes it work. Her character asks, "I'm approaching middle age. I have children and a good but somewhat boring husband. Is this all there is?"

All ask this question as youth begins to fade. The answer this movie purports makes it exceptional and even classic. A hundred years from our descendants will look at this movie and appreciate its incite in human existence.


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