Film Preview: Moonstruck, 14 February, Filmhouse, Edinburgh

19 Jan

Moonstruck

For all the romantics out there Edinburgh’s Filmhouse are vying for your time and money this Valentine’s day with a screening of that classic (?) romantic comedy: Moonstruck.

Loretta Castorini (Cher), a 38-year-old widow, works as a bookkeeper and lives in Brooklyn with her very Italian-American family: her father, Cosmo (Vincent Gardenia), a prosperous plumber; her mother, Rose (Olympia Dukakis); and her grandfather (Feodor Chaliapin). Her boyfriend, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello), proposes to her; although not passionately in love with him, she accepts.

However, Johnny must travel to his mother’s deathbed in Sicily before the wedding. Meanwhile, Loretta meets Ronny (Nicolas Cage), Johnny’s brother, to whom Johnny hasn’t spoken in five years, and they are instantly attracted to each other…

The cinema notes that “This may seem like a surprising choice for our Valentine’s Day screening, but here at Filmhouse we’re suckers for a really good romantic comedy, and this is one of the very best!”

If you’d like to join them, head over to their website for full details.

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