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A Walk on the Moon (1999)

R | | Drama | 23 April 1999 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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

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23 April 1999 (USA)  »

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Blouse Man  »

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Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$78,709 (USA) (26 March 1999)

Gross:

$4,741,987 (USA) (2 July 1999)
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Trivia

The movie on the lawn at the Jewish summer camp was King Rat (1965). See more »

Goofs

When we first meet the Blouse Man in his bus, he is listening to the Grateful Dead playing the song 'Ripple' on the radio. The movie takes place in summer of 1969, but the song was written in 1970. See more »

Quotes

Lilian Kantrowitz: You gonna hold onto that the rest of the afternoon, Selma?
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The producers wish to thank ... The Merchants of St-Viateur Street ... See more »

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Features King Rat (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Knows Where the Time Goes
(1966)
Written by Sandy Denny
Performed by Judy Collins
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A movie set in a time where only a subject like this could work...
1 February 2009 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

When a family spends the summer of '69 in the Catskills, both mother and daughter find new love interests. Diane Lane stars as a wife and mother who turns to the "blouse man" for affection when her husband can't get out of the city and spend any time with his family. Anna Paquin plays her teenage daughter who comes into her own during this time and needs her mother's emotional stability, which isn't there.

The first thing I ask myself is the reality behind this film. Could this really happen? Yes. Could I believe something like this could happen in Lane's character? Not with her mother-in-law living in the bungalow, as well. It's a nice film based on a time when things were a little simpler, but I don't think the director gave very much opportunity for any of the stars to "give it their all," especially co-star Viggo Mortensen. Bottom line: good plot, great actors, bad fit.

7 out of 10 stars.


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