Man in the Moon (1992)
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"Remember When You Couldn't Wait for Your Life to Begin...and Then, One Day, it Did?"
|After handsome 17-year-old court foster moves back into the long vacant foster ranch, 14-year-old dani trant falls in love for the first time, while her older sister maureen discovers true love.|
"Beautifully filmed, with Mulligan's special gifts for depicting country life and the South. Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Two very enthusiastic thumbs up! Siskel & Ebert
Editor's NoteRobert Mulligan's graceful coming-of-age drama, set in rural Louisiana in 1957, explores the relationship change two sisters experience when both fall for the handsome new boy next door, Court Foster (Jason London). The younger sister, 14-year-old Dani (Reese Witherspoon), gains Court's friendship and a brief kiss but not his romantic affections, which he delivers to college-bound Maureen (Emily Warfield). The once-close sisters turn into rivals while learning some painful lessons about growing up. But when a sudden tragedy strikes, they are forced to draw strength from their powerful familial bond. Witherspoon gives a moving performance in her film debut, and Mulligan demonstrates once again his graceful and tender knack (shown in previous films such as SUMMER OF '42 and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD) for capturing the bewilderment, awkwardness, and fresh excitement of adolescence.
Cast & Crew
|Robert Mulligan - Director|
|Freddie Francis - Director of Photography|
|James Newton Howard - Musical Score|
|Bill Borden, et al. - Producer|
|Jenny Wingfield - Writer|
Young Artist Award (1992)
|Reese Witherspoon, Nominee, Best Young Actress|