Troy Patterson
October 22, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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 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 (1:04) 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. B-

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