Shoot The Moon (1982)

ALAN PARKER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   USA, 1982.  , SLM Production Group.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1982.  Golden Globe Awards 1982New York Film Critics Awards 1982.  

Family troubles are at the centre of this moderately enjoyable drama that borrows liberally from similar films like Ordinary People. Albert Finney and Diane Keaton are terrific as a married couple on the skids; he’s having an affair, and she’s becoming more and more preoccupied with pursuing a career.  The things that drive them apart and keep bringing them back together are sad and harrowing, but this one is also missing the moments of genuine affection that made Redford’s film so challenging on various levels. Keaton excels, but Alan Parker’s direction fails to live up to expectations.

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