Moonlight

Moonlight

DVD - 2017 | Widescreen version
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A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal : Elevation Pictures, [2017]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: MOONL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, 5.1 surround, Dolby digital, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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d2013 Mar 04, 2017

Throughout the movie you can feel the loneliness of a young man trying to find where he fits in. Good story and the casting is outstanding!


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wildct2003
Mar 10, 2018

Well made film. Part 1 was a bit slow as the main character didn’t speak much at all.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Mar 05, 2018

Though the first 35 minutes or so were very hushed, the film was compelling and the storytelling was strong. My connection to the narrative did drop off, admittedly, once the homosexual narrative was introduced and then I almost felt the movie just sort of ended. I didn't feel I had much to work with or take from the film when it was all said and done. I felt for the character, especially at the beginning, but then slowly but surely it faded. Especially as a grown and rugged man, seemingly disconnected from his past, even the clear and necessary attempt to put bring the story full circle didn't work fully for me.

In the special features, it was remarked how well the three different actors (for the same, growing protagonist character) 'seamlessly' transitioned and were able to subtly portray the reality of this being the same young boy growing up. I would disagree. May not be the actors' fault as much as the script itself, but either way I enjoyed the beginning of the film and disliked it by the end. But still interesting, with some moving portrayals of a rough upbringing and trying to make it work

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sarabrynne
Feb 09, 2018

Beautiful, perfectly paced, with incredible acting and cinematography. After watching it a second time I found it equally powerful. More than worthy of best picture. The attention to detail is remarkable: imbuing every shot with the humanity of the characters, the composition and focus on color in every shot, the small facial expressions, the soundtrack, the presence of place, the tracking of each character over time. More than earned it's 5 stars from me.

Slow, uninspired, and retread cinematic shots that ultimitely lead nowhere.
The acting is mediocre, the pace moves at a snails crawl, and I really couldn't make a connection with the protagonist.
He's lifeless and uninteresting.
Why this win Best Picture I will never know.

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SeahawksFanatic
Jan 31, 2018

I was shocked this movie won best picture , maybe most boring picture would be more fitting.

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HarmonyPeaceLove
Jan 21, 2018

Great movie! I can see why it won Best Movie of the year!
I really felt Chirron's pain from a child, teenager & adult.
I didn't see how anyone thought he would be gay when he was a child. I thought the bully might be gay & he didn't want others to know & that's why he picked on Chirron.

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duane767
Dec 30, 2017

A good movie but Best Movie of the Year? I don't think so. I will say that the lady who played Chiron's mother deserved a Best Supporting Actress nomination and I hope she got one.

LPL_TriciaK Dec 28, 2017

This movie won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 2017, and it's very clear why. The film beautifully depicts the triumph of resiliency over heartbreak in this exploration of a young African-American boy challenged and tested in every aspect of his life - family, classmates, neighborhood. A *must-see* film that you won't easily forget.

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IV27HUjg
Dec 16, 2017

I did not expect to be entertained with this award winning film, however I did not expect to be so assaulted or wounded with the language. Give me 4 letter words over the big n - the worst word in any language. Definitely a perspective on the lives of millions of people almost living within touching range and one I struggle to understand despite my proximity.

For me this was somewhat disappointing, slow, painful. The performance by Mahershala Ali was persuasive & fascinating. His absence in the 2nd stage was confusing, hardly any explanation, just gone. His character in Hidden Figures was a polar opposite. The female actors, Monae, was brief & Harris was excellent.

The struggle of Chiron must be endured by countless young men, regardless of skin color. His abandonment & need for love was palpable.

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avantmegan
Nov 25, 2017

I loved the actors and the storyline. I like the transition from adolescence to teens, but not like the "adult" phase. It was like it was an afterthought of the movie and I was quite disappointed. There was something lackluster about this movie and I just cant put my finger on it. Maybe it was the directing, maybe it was something else. Overall, I enjoyed this.

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jimg2000
May 01, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one was unexpected and shocking:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

You the only man that's ever touched me. You're the only one. I haven't really touched anyone since.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

“I was a wild little shortie, man. Just like you. Running around with no shoes on, the moon was out. This one time, I run by this old lady. I was running, howling. Kinda a fool, boy. This old lady, she stopped me. She said, “Running around, catching a lot of light. In moonlight, black boys look blue. You're blue. That's what I’m gonna call you: ‘Blue’.”
“Is your name 'Blue’?”
“Nah. At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you’re going to be. Can’t let nobody make that decision for you.”

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 27, 2017

britprincess1ajax thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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