Moonstruck (1987)

Moonstruck (1987)

Films about Italian American families always feature family conflicts, “operatic” drama, and good food, and Moonstruck follows this formula to award-winning success. Loretta (Cher) lives with her parents in their Brooklyn townhouse, working as a bookkeeper and waiting for her boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), to propose matrimony. He finally does, and she accepts, though for her it will be a marriage of safety, not love. When Johnny flies to Sicily to be at his mother’s deathbed, he asks Loretta to go see his estranged brother, Ronny (Nicholas Cage), who bakes bread in the family bakery. She complies, finding that Ronny is so much more than she ever expected and everything she wants in a man.

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