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Some cozy sentiments about love, partly shielded behind the abrasive exterior of New York Italians, and some lovely postcards of the moon over Manhattan. Cher, with her hair pinned up and dusted with gray (at least until her big date at the Metropolitan Opera), proves she can lay on the ethnic shtick as thick as any character actor. So, all right already! She's a real actress -- realer and realer (or rather, actressier and actressier). With Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia Dukakis; directed by Norman Jewison. (1987)

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Moonstruck

Last night as the full moon was shinning brightly in my bedroom window the movie Moonstuck came to mind. If you are a Cher fan you already know she received an Acadamy Award for her performance. I recently watched it again on cable and I was amazed with Nicola Cage's performance and the ensemble cast. My first showing was in 1987 in Westwood, Calfornia at the Egyptian theater. Being in Los Angeles I was hoping to see a celebity. While first in line I excitingly saw Elizabeth Taylor and Rowdie McDowel enter the theater. I purposly sat in the row behind them. I was a little nervous as I wanted an autograph so I politely asked. Ms. Taylor was sweet and friendly and obliged me. When the movie was over everyone clapped and Ms. Taylor remarked what a good movie and I agreed. To me the movie is so funny and being Italian it makes me laugh out loud. Moonstruck has become one of my favorites because it is about Love and Family and That's Amore!!

Oct. 14, 2008

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