I'm bemused by the number of accolades this film has received and how highly regarded it was at the time of its release. Sure, it's a fairly charming romantic comedy with oddball characters, but it ain't exactly phenomenal. 'Moonstruck' stars Cher as a thirty something widow who falls for her wimpy fiance's younger brother, played by pre-fame Nicolas Cage. Meanwhile her parents are having marital problems, with her dad having an affair.
It's not a conventional rom-com - especially for an eighties film - being quirky and and having what I can only describe oxymoronically as overwhelmingly downbeat humour. Seriously, while the film is funny the characters seem to be having a pretty horrid time. There are fine performances, particularly from Cage and Cher, but nothing to really write home about. The writing is witty in a sit-com kind of way, and the story is fairly predictable right up to the cop out deus ex machina ending. All in all, a harmless and enjoyable film that is a tad overrated.