Serious Moonlight

critic Reviews

22% Rotten Tomatometer Score22%
  • Serious Moonlight jumbles a comic tone with tragic circumstances and the result is confused performances from its stars.
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    Moira MacDonaldSeattle Times
    Adrienne Shelly deserves better.
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    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer
    More strident than funny, the film illustrates that old French proverb, "Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside desperate to get out."
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    Betsy SharkeyLos Angeles Times
    Serious Moonlight has its flaws, but then what marriage doesn't?
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    Joe NeumaierNew York Daily News
    Meg Ryan really needs to steer clear of embarrassments like this.
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    Tom LongDetroit News
    It's a tribute to writer Adrienne Shelley and first-time director Cheryl Hines that, despite the film's flaws, it ultimately pulls off its unlikely tone.
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    Stephen HoldenNew York Times
    Serious Moonlight suggests an unholy, watered-down hybrid of The Ref and Funny Games, played as a chirpy screwball comedy.
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    Nikki BaughanRoll Credits
    Part slapstick comedy and part revenge thriller, Serious Moonlight doesn't know what it wants to be; even the talents of those assembled on screen aren't enough to life this out of bargain bin territory.
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    Candice FrederickReel Talk Online
    The movie seriously goes on too long, with the last five minutes designed to be a twist in the story but really just left me scratching my head.
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    Perri NemiroffCinemaBlend
    Ryan tries too hard to reestablish her professional reputation and turns it into a meaningless, annoying film destined for oblivion, right alongside her other recent efforts.
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    Chris BarsantiPopMatters
    ...tart, frequently goofy...
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