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Serious Moonlight






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After she arrives at her country home for a romantic weekend getaway, things don't go exactly as planned for high-powered Manhattan lawyer Louise (Meg Ryan). First, her husband of 13 years, Ian (Timothy Hutton), tells her that he's leaving her for a younger woman (Kristen Bell). Then, one thing leads to another, and pretty soon Ian finds himself held captive by an oddly cool Louise who explains that she won't release him until he professes his love for her and commits to working on their marriage. And that's when things REALLY start to go wrong. The unexpected arrival of an opportunistic young gardener (Justin Long) and Ian's impatient mistress only serve to complicate the crisis even further, while somehow forcing Louise and Ian to reckon with their past and realistically deal with their future.


Written by Adrienne Shelly
Directed by Cheryl Hines
Produced by Andy Ostroy
Michael Roiff
Executive Producers Cliff Chenfeld
David Graff
Dan Katcher
Todd King
Rick Milenthal
Dawn Porter
Isabel Rose
Todd Stein
Line Producer Brigitte Mueller
Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber
Editor Steven Rasch
Production Design Cecil Gentry
Set Decoration Shirley Starks
Costume Design Ariyela Wald-Cohain
Original Music Andrew Hollander
Casting by Sunday Boling
Meg Morman


Louise Meg Ryan
Ian Timothy Hutton
Sara Kristen Bell
Todd Justin Long


“YOU’LL BE GLAD ‘SERIOUS MOONLIGHT’ CAME ALONG. It’s been a long time since Meg Ryan has had a romantic comedy that gave her room to move. You can feel Cheryl Hines comic talents behind the camera.” – Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

“A labor of love that brings out the best in its stars. It’s a pleasure to watch Meg Ryan resurrect her trademark persona in her most characteristic role in a decade.” – Joe Williams, St Louis Post-Dispatch

***1/2. Shelly’s insightful writing and Hines’ deft touch evoke heartfelt truths buried in the battle-of-the-sexes premise.” – Robert Levin, AM NY

“Meg Ryan is terrific.” – Hollywood Reporter

“*** ½. This delightfully dark comedy gives Meg Ryan her best role in years.” – Matt Sullivan, In Touch

“A nuttily engaging tale of betrayal and, perhaps, redemption. Meg Ryan is terrific, a ballsy, believable bitch to behold.” – Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal

“A perceptive, insightful look into the complexities of modern marriage.” Robert Levin, CriticsNotebook.com

“Remember the Meg Ryan from When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle? This Meg Ryan is better! Funny and visceral, the film exudes charm and humor.” - David Blaustein, ABC News radio

“I loved it – the best romantic comedy I’ve seen all year.” - Shelli Sonstein, Q104.3 Radio

Date for DVD release subject to change.