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A Walk on the Moon (1999)

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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writer:

Pamela Gray
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Boriello ... Daniel Kantrowitz
Diane Lane ... Pearl Kantrowitz
Anna Paquin ... Alison Kantrowitz
Tovah Feldshuh ... Lillian Kantrowitz
Liev Schreiber ... Marty Kantrowitz
Julie Kavner ... P.A. Announcer (voice)
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Neil Leiberman
Jess Platt Jess Platt ... Herb Fogler
Mahée Paiement ... Mrs. Dymbort (as Mahee Paiement)
Star Jasper Star Jasper ... Rhoda Leiberman
Ellen David ... Eleanor Gelfand
Lisa Bronwyn Moore ... Norma Fogler
Viggo Mortensen ... Walker Jerome
Victoria Barkoff Victoria Barkoff ... Selma Levitsky (as Vicky Barkoff)
Tamar Kozlov Tamar Kozlov ... Wendy Green
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Storyline

Summer, 1969: men on the moon, and Woodstock happening near the cabin where the Kantrowitz family stays every summer. The camp's a Jewish fish-bowl. Marty's there weekends; he repairs TVs in Brooklyn. He's square and decent. His wife Pearl and his mother camp with Alison (she's 14) and their younger son. Pearl got pregnant at 17 and feels she missed her youth. While Alison experiences her first date, first kiss, first period, and stealing off to Woodstock with the lifeguard, Pearl has her own sexual awakening with "the blouse man," a peddler who sells at the camp. They too go to Woodstock. Marty confronts Pearl about the affair; she and he have to decide what to do next. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dr. Fogler's Bungalows was based off of a real Catskills Bungalow colony called Dr. Locker's which existed for many years in the sleepy Sullivan County Hamlet of Mountaindale, NY. It was where the Films producer spent her childhood Summers. See more »

Goofs

In the Woodstock scene where we see Pearl and Walker standing together there's the announcement, "Good morning! What we had in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000" and Richie Havens is singing his "on the spot" improvised song, "Freedom" which was actually the last song after his very long (almost three hours playing) musical set as he opened the festival on Friday at 5PM. The breakfast announcement was made by 'comic' Wavy Gravy on Sunday morning describing the "granola" gruel that was created/invented to feed (as many as possible) the 400K attendees at the festival. See more »

Quotes

Alison Kantrowitz: Are you and Daddy gonna get a divorce?
Pearl Kantrowitz: I don't know, baby. Sometimes, things happen between people that make it impossible for them to stay together.
Alison Kantrowitz: Look, Mama, I know Daddy's a big square, but he's still Daddy!
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank ... The Merchants of St-Viateur Street ... See more »

Connections

Features King Rat (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles with You)
(1928)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin and Larry Shay
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with EMI Music Special Markets
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Beyond Good...
7 July 2001 | by f2loverSee all my reviews

I have been waiting to see this movie for some time. I was not disappointed. As a woman, from a woman's perspective, I found this to be uncomfortably accurate. I was floored by Diane Lane's performance as a bored "yet not, not in love with her husband" woman who was willing to find new love, to fully be loved by the "blouse man". The love scenes were incredibly truthful and believable, and I just thought this movie was absolutely flawless in it's portrayal of what would have really happened between "Marty" and "Pearl". I thought Diane Lane was awesome, as well as the understated acting feel of the beautiful and beyond sexy, Viggo Mortensen. I cannot say enough how authentic and beautiful I thought this movie was. I give it a 10+. I thought it was a masterpiece, perfect and breathtakingly beautiful, it was human imperfection at its best. It truly made me feel love for each man, I felt sorrow for her decision.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tentación See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$78,709, 28 March 1999

Gross USA:

$4,750,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,750,660
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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