Moonlight

Moonlight

DVD - 2017
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A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Publisher: [United States] : |Elevation Pictures, ©2017.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
digital, optical, 5.1 surround, Dolby digital, rda
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avantmegan
Nov 25, 2017

I loved the actors and the storyline. I like the transition from adolescence to teens, but not like the "adult" phase. It was like it was an afterthought of the movie and I was quite disappointed. There was something lackluster about this movie and I just cant put my finger on it. Maybe it was the directing, maybe it was something else. Overall, I enjoyed this.

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800kw0rm_31337
Nov 14, 2017

This is a film to watch again if I am ever feeling sorry for myself. A beautiful, thought-provoking story that deepens my gratitude for kindness. As blue as I get, I may never be as blue as that boy in the moonlight.

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RainbowRabbit
Nov 09, 2017

Something different - a film about people of a very different social-economic background - I doubt that I would ever run into them and get to know them - which is a wonderful thing about great films - you get to live other folks lives, and perhaps understand a little more what they go though.

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franque
Nov 07, 2017

I would call this an art film. Despite Brad Pitt executive producing it, this film is a raw beautiful masterpiece that benefits from a second viewing (if you dare). In essence this film is about how loneliness became a black boy's coping mechanism and how it hindered his surrender to love in adulthood. Chiron, the protagonist is beaten up by classmates and life in Florida projects. He keeps his head stooped, the alienation tightening around him whether it's his crack head mother, derelict father, or his adult friend who by proxy sells Chiron's mother drugs. Years later Chiron himself lives hard but upon a reunion moves past the walls he built around him. Broken hearts along with family and community disintegration is not an entertaining way to spend an evening, but this film (w/o qualifying why I believe it's accurate) is a story no bumper sticker, yard sign or sports player is willing to address. However Moonlight also shows us hope and forgiveness. Hope and forgiveness are always in the best of stories.

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surrogate
Oct 02, 2017

Excellent, beautifully drawn and developed throughout.

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daysleeper236
Aug 31, 2017

A nuanced, phenomenal masterpiece, deeply emotional with captivating performances.

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segregerson
Aug 24, 2017

I liked the film but was expecting more due to the awards it received. It did not hit me with an emotional impact like Hacksaw Ridge or Manchester By the Sea, other nominated films.

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fdb045
Aug 20, 2017

Certainly a well done movie but this is another "human condition" story. My complaint is that i did not walk away feeling entertained.

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Byond
Aug 19, 2017

The old Christian hymn goes, 'I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love'. There's just a natural appeal to telling a story. Maybe we are at the apex of moment when some are empowered to tell their story. An absent black father, a drug addicted prostituting mother, a drug dealing mentor and his attractive girl friend, school bullies: our hero is negotiating all these while in a state of confusion regarding his sexuality. Three periods of his life require different actors for the lead role. There doesn't seem to be much ventured here. Only reading of it in a related piece did it come to me this was an all black cast. Then I think I had to agree, not one white face. If this is what you've got, do you really have a problem with separate but equal? Highly awarded, almost universally well received; for me: claustrophobic and overwrought. Christians sometimes speak of happy Danes and sad Danes. Rather than upper users this might be a better fit for downer fans, depending on the assessment of the resolution.

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Sophie LEFEBVRE
Aug 10, 2017

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music too loud Michael Jackson never wrtote\\\ a testament/.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one was unexpected and shocking:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

You the only man that's ever touched me. You're the only one. I haven't really touched anyone since.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said, “Running around, catching a lot of light. In moonlight, black boys look blue. You're blue. That's what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”
“Is your name 'Blue’?”
“Nah. At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

britprincess1ajax thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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