Movie Club: Moonstruck


USA | 1987 | 102 min. | Norman Jewison

November 1, 2023

SIFF Movie Club

With a murderer’s row of heavy hitter character actors, the indomitable Cher, and an iconic breakout performance from a 23-year-old Nicolas Cage, Moonstruck is a romantic-comedy masterpiece about the unknowable natural forces that pull men and women towards each other like animals in heat. That’s amoré!

Selected and introduced by SIFF Cinema staffer Milo Harms.

Tickets: $10 ($5 SIFF members)

In her Academy Award winning role, Cher, while waiting for her timid fiance to decide between her and his mother, falls in love with her fiance's estranged brother (Nicolas Cage), a bakery worker with a love of opera and life. Supporting actress Olympia Dukakis and screenwriter John Patrick Shanley also won Oscars in this comedy classic.

  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Principal Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Ddanny Aiello, Julie Bovasso
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1987
  • Running Time: 102 min.
  • Producer: Norman Jewison, Patrick Palmer
  • Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley
  • Cinematographers: David Watkin
  • Editors: Lou Lombardo
  • Music: Dick Hyman