Week 3: MOONSTRUCK
One of the few MotR movies not on the American Film Institute's top 100 list, Moonstruck is #17 on their "Greatest Love Stories" list. This movie is delightfully full of surprise, especially the unexpected and inspired casting choices including Nic Cage and Cher.
Another surprise was the nomination of Moonstruck for six Academy Awards, winning three of them: Cher and Olympia Dukakis won for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. John Shanley also won for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
Though some might consider it overrated (ahem...Premier Magazine), MotR thinks it's just too weirdly charming to turn our noses up at.