Moonlight

Moonlight

DVD - 2017
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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] : A24 / Lionsgate, [2017]
Edition: Spanish subtitled version
ISBN: 9786316715500
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE MOONL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital
video file,DVD video
Notes: Title from container
Based on the play "In moonlight black boys look blue" by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Originally released as a motion picture in 2016
Widescreen
Special features: Audio commentary with director Barry Jenkins; Ensemble of emotion: the making of Moonlight; Poetry through collaboration: the music of Moonlight; Cruel beauty: filming in Miami

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surrogate
Oct 02, 2017

Excellent, beautifully drawn and developed throughout.

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daysleeper236
Aug 31, 2017

A nuanced, phenomenal masterpiece, deeply emotional with captivating performances.

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segregerson
Aug 24, 2017

I liked the film but was expecting more due to the awards it received. It did not hit me with an emotional impact like Hacksaw Ridge or Manchester By the Sea, other nominated films.

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fdb045
Aug 20, 2017

Certainly a well done movie but this is another "human condition" story. My complaint is that i did not walk away feeling entertained.

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Byond
Aug 19, 2017

The old Christian hymn goes, 'I love to tell the story of Jesus and his love'. There's just a natural appeal to telling a story. Maybe we are at the apex of moment when some are empowered to tell their story. An absent black father, a drug addicted prostituting mother, a drug dealing mentor and his attractive girl friend, school bullies: our hero is negotiating all these while in a state of confusion regarding his sexuality. Three periods of his life require different actors for the lead role. There doesn't seem to be much ventured here. Only reading of it in a related piece did it come to me this was an all black cast. Then I think I had to agree, not one white face. If this is what you've got, do you really have a problem with separate but equal? Highly awarded, almost universally well received; for me: claustrophobic and overwrought. Christians sometimes speak of happy Danes and sad Danes. Rather than upper users this might be a better fit for downer fans, depending on the assessment of the resolution.

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Sophie LEFEBVRE
Aug 10, 2017

NUL
music too loud Michael Jackson never wrtote\\\ a testament/.

AL_TIEGAN Aug 07, 2017

Thank goodness for something different! While this story focuses on Chiron's life, a black boy growing up in a tough neighborhood, surrounded by drugs and drug dealers, there is a beautiful twist. This movie follows three stages of Chiron's life - "Little" when he a boy and starts to admire and be cared for by a man who happens to be a drug dealer. This man helps him escape his home from time to time, where his mom gets high and has company and doesn't want him around. "Chiron" when he is a teenager and fully accepts his sexuality, he very clearly is gay. "Black" when he is an adult and has "rebuilt" himself "hard" after a stint in jail following an incident in high school. He comes back to his childhood friend, the only man he's ever been with, a man he is in love with. There is so much going on in this movie, but it was done so beautifully and so differently from many movie of this style and genre.

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ThanksSPL
Aug 06, 2017

This is a complex, poetic and romantic movie that touched my heart deeply, but requires me think and guess from time to time because of the obscure explanations of the different events. Yes, you have to have an open-mind and let your mind flow with it to appreciate and understand each character's emotions and feelings. I'm happy that this movie won the Oscar's best picture.

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uncommonreader
Aug 01, 2017

Very well acted and interesting. It is so refreshing that such a good movie, rather than some Disney-like, emotionally dishonest film, won the Oscar for Best Picture.

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Lucik32
Jul 18, 2017

The negative reviews bellow and complaints why this movie won the best award only shows how the audience has become so fussy and shallow over the years. This movie is obviously not for everyone and it should be classified as an art movie (maybe that s why it deserved an Oscar!). It pushes you against a wall and makes you think (intending to awaken your deepest thoughts). It shows the dark side of Miami. That's why most of the audience does not like it. The characters are too complex, thoughts are provoking, the story is brutal and pure in a sense.
I loved the outstanding performances (especially of the youth; come on people, you would not be able to perform any of the acts so brilliantly, so genuine! What purity in the boys acting! Why they did not get an Oscar?!). The music was very well composed in the story (like in the "Tree of life").
I liked this movie. It will linger in you for a long time.
The only negative remains: this was the most depressing movie I have ever watched.

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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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