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A Walk on the Moon

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Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, ...

A Walk on the Moon

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Anna Paquin, Liev Schreiber, Tovah Feldshuh, Julie Kavner
director:
Tony Goldwyn
genre:
Romance, Drama

We gave it a B-

The directorial debut of actor Tony Goldwyn, A Walk on the Moon, is a nostalgia bit that spuriously links the ’60s counterculture, Neil Armstrong’s stroll, and one housewife’s carnal self-indulgence. Summering at a Catskills resort in 1969, Lane trades her lazy days of mah-jongg for a fling with Mortensen’s suave hippie. Their romance leads them to Woodstock, but the tone of this tale is more easy-listening than acid rock.

Reel Goodies Liev Schreiber, playing Lane’s husband, learns of her betrayal — and sparks one of the movie’s few moments of real passion. The Last Detail The voice on the resort’s PA system belongs to Julie (Marge Simpson) Kavner.