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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.

Director:

David Anspaugh

Writers:

Ellen Simon (play), Ellen Simon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Perkins ... Rebecca Trager Lott
Whoopi Goldberg ... Sylvie Morrow
Shadia Simmons ... Jenny Morrow
Erica Luttrell ... Drew Morrow
Matthew Koller Matthew Koller ... Alex Morrow
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Lucy Trager
Kathleen Turner ... Alberta Russell
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Policeman
Kelli Fox ... Nurse
Harrison Liu Harrison Liu ... Mr. Wong
Wayne Lam Wayne Lam ... Mr. Wong's Son
Ken Wong ... Mr. Wong's Father
Carlton Watson Carlton Watson ... Henrik
Jack Jessop Jack Jessop ... Sid
Josef Sommer ... Thomas Trager
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlight et Valentino See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Gross USA:

$2,488,858
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Dolby | Dolby SR

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Ellen Simon is Neil Simon's daughter. See more »

Quotes

Sylvie Morrow: You just have to follow your intuition.
Rebecca Trager Lott: My intuition is fine, it's yours I'm worried about!
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan (2003) See more »

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Written and Performed by R.E.M.
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Embarrassingly shallow
14 October 2005 | by sstuart3-1See all my reviews

It's hard to rate this movie because it had such a terrific cast. The script was dreadful, stupid, silly. You shouldn't actually have to lose a husband to see the absolute falseness of the script. But to cast these great actresses in that story and require that they say those lines was an appalling waste. It is a tribute to their skill that the movie was even possible to watch at all. They did the best they could, but I found it painful to watch, not because I found the story touching but because it was so embarrassingly shallow. You can be sad and funny without being trivial. There are plenty of movies out there to prove it.


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