Moonlight (2016 Version)DVD - 2017
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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, neighborho... Read More »
LPL_ShirleyB Jan 25, 2017
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Best Cinematography, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score. The Producers Guild of America nominated Moonlight... Read More »
LPL_MeredithW Mar 06, 2017
Kind, quiet, thoughtful, and humane, "Moonlight" is richly deserving of every accolade it won (and several it didn't - Trevante Rhodes should be our reigning Best Actor). Watch this as soon as you can.
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Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one was unexpected and shocking:
You the only man that's ever touched me. You're the only one. I haven't really touched anyone since.
“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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