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      The Man in the Moon

      PG-13 Released Nov 15, 1991 1 hr. 39 min. Drama Romance List
      91% 22 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Maureen Trant (Emily Warfield) and her younger sibling Dani (Reese Witherspoon) share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster (Jason London) threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 01 Buy Now

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      It's sentimental, and some viewers may feel manipulated by the melodramatic final act, but The Man in the Moon offers a finely drawn coming-of-age story with an excellent cast -- including Reese Witherspoon in her film debut.

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      Landon S This was such a good movie. I cried so much and I love to see this cause it was one of Reese Witherspoons first movies. So good you will cry. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/05/24 Full Review William R. P It seems Cort died while I was watching Jack Palance's Dracula Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Chris H A touching coming of age film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/09/24 Full Review Mark C Shocked by the high ratings. There is nothing of interest here, at all. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Jerod S Reese has a great first movie in Man in the Moon, but to me, it hit hard in the last act and didn't have time to resolve. Reese and her sister are both stricken for the same country boy - but things go horribly wrong. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/28/23 Full Review Steve D Besides the cast there isn't much here to like, Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Court's Accident The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Court's Accident 2:14 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Love at First Sight The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Love at First Sight 2:08 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Bad News The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Bad News 1:28 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Dani Goes Skinny Dipping The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Dani Goes Skinny Dipping 2:08 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - I'm Not a Little Girl The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - I'm Not a Little Girl 2:03 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Jump with Me The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Jump with Me 1:33 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Wild Ride The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Wild Ride 2:07 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - The Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - The Man in the Moon 2:13 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - First Kiss The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - First Kiss 2:11 The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Fatherly Advice The Man in the Moon: Official Clip - Fatherly Advice 1:31 View more videos

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      Henry Sheehan Chicago Reader Although The Man in the Moon is frequently sad to the point of pain, it ends with a quietly optimistic poignancy. This is due partly to the film’s performances Rated: 4/4 May 24, 2022 Full Review Variety Staff Variety Newcomer Witherspoon manages to strike exactly the right note as the tomboy on the verge of womanhood while Waterston works on several levels at once. Mar 26, 2009 Full Review Derek Adams Time Out The heart-warming tone steadily becomes overheated. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) It's refreshing seeing a film so sensitive, sincere, and devoid of all sensationalism. [Full review in Spanish] Dec 30, 2022 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The screenplay is so strong at developing relationships that it's easy to forgive the heavy-handed developments that occasionally knock the film off its track (including a ferocious storm that suggests Dorothy and Miss Gulch might soon be making cameos). Rated: 3/4 Nov 16, 2021 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row Few filmmakers have captured the American south quite like Mulligan, and The Man in the Moon is his graceful, deeply moving farewell. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Maureen Trant (Emily Warfield) and her younger sibling Dani (Reese Witherspoon) share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster (Jason London) threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls.
      Director
      Robert Mulligan
      Executive Producer
      William S. Gilmore, Shari Rhodes
      Screenwriter
      Jenny Wingfield
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 15, 1991, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.2M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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