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Actor Cher, director Norman Jewison, and writer John Patrick Shanley
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Reviewed by The Cubist on April 17th, 2006
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Both Jewison and Shanley talk about their fascination with death while Cher talks about the importance of costume and how it helps her get into character. Shanley touches upon how Danny Aiello was an under appreciated character actor at the time and this was a breakthrough role for him. The studio didn’t want Nicolas Cage but Cher fought for him, even threatening to walk off the picture unless he was cast. This is a solid commentary with smart observations and excellent anecdotes from everyone.
Reviewed by Magneat-o on August 5th, 2015
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Great commentary by everyone involved. I can't say it's one of my favorite movies but it definitely has a great quality and a mood to it. It feels particularly real even though the story is actually kind of bombastic and bizarre. It must be Jewison that can do that. Apparently he was a bit of a task master on this film. He has his own opinions on the commentary and is also interesting as usual.
Cher is good to listen to as well. Blame her, apparently, for Nicholas Cage becoming a major star. Having said that I enjoyed Nicholas Cage in this movie. ( I lost my hand! I lost my girl! ) He isn't on the commentary.
Reviewed by ipatrick on August 23rd, 2017
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This guy I love. This and Doubt are both honest, casual conversations with a seasoned writer about inspiration, adapting for the screen and themes on a movie. He is as dumbstruck that the movie works as anyone should be, Moonstruck is an odd miracle. And then thereâ€™s Cher whoâ€™s just being Cher and you couldnâ€™t ask for a more honest contribution, sheâ€™s like â€ślook I wasnâ€™t acting at all, I donâ€™t know what I was doingâ€ť. A great thing about this is that commentators are recorded separately and edited together. Donâ€™t miss it.
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