First screened in Fall 1990 / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Jerry Zucker. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, Vincent Schiavelli, Armelia McQueen, Gail Boggs, Phil Leeds, Angelina Estrada, Augie Blunt, Vivian Bonnell, Charlotte Zucker, Bruce Jarchow. Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin.

Twitter Capsule: Don't you see it's not a fake? Not about this! Emotions and archetypes played with startling sincerity. Hokum made sublime.

VOR:   Skeptics make worthy points, but its box-office success was no fluke: romantic dramas rarely exhibit such multigeneric ambition, or convey so many tones and feelings this well.

Photo © 1990 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. A–

(in September 2007: B+)

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress: Whoopi Goldberg
Best Original Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin
Best Film Editing: Walter Murch
Best Original Score: Maurice Jarre

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Demi Moore
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Patrick Swayze
Best Supporting Actress: Whoopi Goldberg

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Goldberg)

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