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Walk on the Moon [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005TTEG34
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,009 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Set in the summer of '69, coinciding with Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, this delicate and moving film centres around Pearl (Diane Lane), who heads off on the regular family holiday with her two children, leaving behind her loving husband Marty (Liev Schreiber), who cannot escape his work commitments and must follow later. Content, but emotionally trapped and suffocated by an early marriage as well as the middle-class restraints of the era, she is seduced by a wandering salesman (Viggo Mortensen) and the physical and emotional freedom his lifestyle offers. Through him she manages, fleetingly, to live a life dreamt of but never lived. But real life is not a dream, and infinitely more complex.
The story is simple, and one that has been told many times, exploring a stultifying and ordinary life which is rendered extraordinary by the entrance of a mysterious and charismatic stranger. What makes this film special is the attention paid to characterisation. All the performances are superb, imbued with a wistful melancholy and a sharp humour culled from a sympathetic script and sensitive direction. Anna Paquin is uncomfortably believable as Lane's troubled and troublesome daughter Alison struggling her way through adolescence. The one slightly hackneyed aspect is Marty's mother, who accompanies them on holiday. Although Tovah Feldshuh is a powerful actress, the character as written is a borderline stereotype of the all-knowing, all-seeing, hard-working Jewish mother. What is most impressive, however, is the way the film succeeds in eliciting sympathy for all its characters. Pearl's emotional confusion rings real and true. Mortensen's contribution is like the cherry on top of the icing on the cake. Handsome, cool and mysterious, he is the perfect fantasy made flesh.
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By A Customer on 31 Oct. 2003
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I was sceptical about viewing this film as my only reason for purchasing it was the presence of Viggo Mortensen. What can I say.....I was blown away!
Diane Lane was fantastic as the bored and (unintentionally) neglected housewife. Married very young to her first love she feels old before her time and is curious about just what is 'out there'.
Anna Paquin was heartbreaking familiar as Diane Lane's teenage daughter on the cusp of womanhood and mortified when she realises that her mother wasn't just 'Mom'.
Viggo's character, Walker, sells womens wear from a converted bus. He is charming, kind and, obviously, devastatingly handsome. He's not a shallow heartbreaker, you feel that he really falls for her and wants to be with her. All in all it's a great movie, the characters all have their flaws but they are well rounded and very likeable.
PS The waterfall scenes are a real treat.
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This film is a wonderful eye-opener and a must-see. I recommend anyone to buy it. I was lucky enough to stumble across it whilst watching TV and since then I have bought it and watched it repeatedly. It stars Viggo Mortensen, who now has one of the leading roles in the lord of the rings trilogy, and Diane Lane, who has been in many films such as The Perfect Storm. The title is given as it is set during Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon. Lane plays Pearl Kantrowitz, a housewife in the late 60's who falls for the local 'blouse man' (Mortensen). Whilst Pearl's husband has to leave her for a while due to business her and the blouse man elope in a steamy affair. As in all films her husband returns and finds out yet he is willing to take her back as they have two children and a responsibility. Now Pearl must choose.
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Tony Goldwyn's "A Walk on the Moon" is a wonderful melodrama. Don't be afraid of the word "melodrama", in connection with this movie it is used in its best meaning - a story about love, feelings. The movie provides a memorable look back (1969), showing the times when change was in the air from a different angle. The director avoids the era's cliches concentrating on people, their emotions, their attitude towards life, love, etc. I loved the movie for its emotional strength and truth. "A Walk on the Moon" is very true-to-life. One of the great pluses of the movie is a good cast: Diane Lane as Pearl, Viggo Mortensen as Walker, etc. I would undoubtedly buy this movie for my video-collection. There is one more thing about "A Walk on the Moon" I know for sure: if I were watching this movie at the theatre, I would receive it with a standing ovation.
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love this movie.... Very realistic representation of a marriage that is good, but maybe a little boring and the couple have fallen into patterns....and then what happens...
but its also funny, touching, realistic and has such great actors... and it takes place in the Catskills in the 60's....
and you get to see an early Viggo Mortenson... always a plus.
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Saw this film on TV years ago and fell in love with Viggo Mortensen and his bottom. Have been waiting for them to repeat it but alas they haven't. Got it for a great price on Amazon and am now free to enjoy Viggo's bottom as often as I want! :)
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Diane Lane feels as though she's walking on the moon after riding in Viggo Mortensen's bus and falling for his charms.But then she finds she's treading on her family and has to decide what she cares about most.There are some very moving scenes in this film and all the best ones involve Anna Paquin (acting as Lane's daughter)who has lost none of her skill as an actress since winning an oscar for her role in The Piano in 1993.I love the cinematography in A Walk On The Moon and the whole film looks and feels as though it was set in the 1960s.But all the life-decisions that have to be made and the problems that the main characters have to deal with are relevant to people today.Liev Schreiber (who plays Diane Lane's husband)puts in the best performance in the movie as his world falls apart around him.
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