Walk on the Moon [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A glorious film with an ultimately powerful theme of fidelity in marriage. 'Pearl' is unfaithful yes, but her wedding ring twinkles in the sun in the waterfall scene, she wakes... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mrs. J. L. Alley
Surprising Gem. Set in an earlier time. A relationship piece with Walking on the Moon (by the astronauts not the cast!).Published 20 months ago by TQuote
I could watch this film over and over again. This is the ultimate bitter sweet romance of all time.What I wouldn't give to be Diane Lane in this movie!!Published 22 months ago by Miss Carol Lewis
Beautifully told story, brilliantly scripted, produced and acted, gorgeous photography, utterly moving, absolutely the best chick flick of our timesPublished on 12 Oct. 2013 by Rose
Great 60s film superb acting from both stars brilliant storyline. The music from the Woodstock era was amazing.Well worth a view.Published on 8 Sept. 2013 by Johns
I knew it is a great film but after watched it I sow my own story and I absolutely felt in love in this filmPublished on 29 April 2013 by DOROTA
I'd seen this about 3 years after it first came out. It was one of those insomniacs movies, on TV at about 2 in the morning and I was working with the TV playing in the background... Read morePublished on 28 Jan. 2011 by Su
Okay this film isn't going to appeal to everyone, it's not hard-hitting, it doesn't have much social comment and although it concerns marital infidelity it's not particularly... Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2009 by A. Morton