As a woman nearing middle age and semi-desperate for a husband, Cher is a real joy here, but MOONSTRUCK is a true ensemble piece, so leave a little room for Olympia Dukakis' sarcastic mama, Vincent Gardenia's overwrought pop, Danny Aiello's mama's-boy goof, and Nicolas Cage's colorfully smitten kook.
Nominated for six Oscars and the winner of 3 (for Cher, Dukakis, and John Patrick Shanley's sweetly insightful screenplay), MOONSTRUCK is a funny little ensemble piece that still holds up pretty darn well after almost 20 years.
Moonstruck: At the Heart of an Italian Family is a cool little 25-minute featurette that offers new interviews with director Jewison, screenwriter Shanley, actors Olympia Dukakis, John Mahoney, and Danny Aiello, and a whole bunch of "normal Joe and Jane" Italian families who stop by to share some of their marriage tales.
Pastas to Pastries: The Art of Fine Italian Food is hosted by Mark DeCarlo and takes us on a brief tour of NYC's Little Italy and its most memorable restaurants. Click through spots like Grotta Azzurra, Ferrara Pastries, Piemonte Ravioli Co., and a few others. (My advice is to eat something before -- or during -- this featurette.)
Music of Moonstruck is a 6-minute featurette in which filmmaker Dick Hyman (along with Jewison, Shanley, etc.) discusses the importance and employment of music MOONSTRUCK.