By Barry Jenkins

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-10-21
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Barry Jenkins
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  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

Mick St. John is a captivating, charming- and immortal- private investigator from Los Angeles who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living. In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was "bitten" 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline. Forever 30 years of age, Mick's as handsome and charismatic as the day he was "turned," and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef, a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living. But one night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl's life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner who has grown into a beautiful, ambitious Internet investigative reporter. Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can't pursue without exposing the part of him that would make him a monster in Beth's eyes. As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.

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    everyone raved and raved about this movie. it made me dizzy, moved ver yslow and was essentially the same scene over and over during a corse of 20 years. I think the acedemy was just stoked to see a bunch of beautiful black boys/men and got over hyped about this. the acting was really good I have to say but the plot goes NOWHERE
  • Don't understand the hype

    Why did this movie win Best Picture? (Spoilers ) Mahershala Ali, who won Best Supporting actor, is in the movie for about 15 minutes. You figure out he died, but it's not discussed how he died. There's a lot of the main character walking towards the camera, his mother yelling at him in silence. They say he's gay, but except for a hand-job, they don't show anything. It all ends rather abruptly. My mother fell asleep a few times during the movie, and I was close behind. The only movie that I saw in the theater that was worse than this was The Dinner. Hopefully that won't get any nominations.
  • Overrated

    Margie Menza
    This movie had a good theme but we never really got to know any of the characters and the last actors character didn't make any sense.
  • To me it is all politics

    Olive Wilder
    When I saw the movie, I kept scratching my head thinking how can they possibly make this the best movie of the year? The script did not have enough bones or meat to make it worthwhile of my time. The dialogues did not have much depth to hold my interest. It just dragged on and on with a dead end. When peope hear Oscar, they brainwashed themselves to believe its good. Believe me, it is not OSCAR material at all. It is just Hollywood politics. La La Land should have won period!
  • What a bore...

    This film is so overrated. I watched it because of all the awards it won and I felt as if it didn't deserve nearly any of them. The quality of the film was impeccable, the actors were good, not great. And the film itself was just VERY boring. I found myself checking how long I have left till its over, not a good sign. The movie concept is great, there is not many films bringing to light the issue with African-Americans in the LGBT community especially men. I feel as if they could've done SO much better. What a disappointment and waste of $.
  • Not a good movie.

    This movie was boring as hell. I was expecting to get better but it never did. Don't buy. I should've listened to the bad reviews. There's better independent movies than this.
  • Boooooooooring

  • Typical

    Your typical Oscar winning movie that involves black people. The crackhead mom, drug dealer, and troubled main character. I'm really tired of this narrative when it comes to black characters we are never seen in a positive manner. And tbh most gay men who are black would never ever be teased the way this poor main character has. Every gay black man I know would have the courage to fight at day one. So that's a lie. I see why this movie won because it's just another movie to make white people feel better about themselves. Sadly do they know 99% of the problem of every black man and woman begins with them. It's sad that in order for a black movie to be a winner the story has to be depressing whereas a white movie such as La La Land which is nowhere near as a downer is the runner up.
  • Speechless

    Genuinely and truly, one of the most incredibly beautiful films I've ever seen. I watched it for the first time yesterday and cried 4 times in the first 11 minutes. It's touching and drama filled, and SO IMPORTANT. Definitely worth the time, probably more than once.
  • Just a beautiful film

    I haven't felt so emotionally attached to movie characters in a long time. Amazing performances ❤️
  • It's an okay movie

    Nothing so special about the storyline. Great job by characters, but the very typical storyline.
  • Captivating

    Such an amazing film
  • Why?

    Really don't understand what the members of the Academy saw in this boring movie awarding it the best picture award. Wonder if it waas political backlash for the events that enfolded last yeat year.
  • Men

    Highly overrated.
  • In my opinion

    This movie is so raw, I love it 😩
  • Best Movie of 2016

    everything about this was amazing
  • Much ado about nothing

    Were it not for the very good acting, this is a film a high school film department could have made. Other reviewers have used the B-word -- boring -- and I tend to agree. I kept wanting the story and characters to take me somewhere but is was instead a flatline experience. It never got out of the blocks. It's a travesty that this won Best Picture. It's a good film, but not a great one by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Boring

    First off how is it a kid who's super poor has perfect clothes every day. He even gets into fights and his clothes look perfect. The acting for the first 2/3 of the movie is bad. This is not a good film. Acting is poor, the story is slow and there are many things in the movie like the clothing that make no sense.
  • Fantastic

    Fantastic movie!
  • Best picture?

    It's beyond me why or how this won best picture.

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