Box of Moonlight [DVD] [1996]

Tom Dicillo's Box of Moonlight comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.66:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and information on the cast and crew. This is a fine release from Trimark of a charming little-seen film.
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Box of Moonlight (DVD)  (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV)  (English)  1996 - Larger Front
  • Box of Moonlight (DVD) (Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (English) 1996
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Special Features

  • Widescreen
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround
  • Digitally mastered
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene access
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Cast & crew information
  • Spanish & French subtitles

Synopsis

Box of Moonlight
In this whimsically absurd comedy, Al Fountain (John Turturro) is an rigidly self-controlled electrical engineer who has discovered his first gray hair and has begun seeing things (bicycles running backwards, coffee pouring from the cup into the pot). To Al's shock, he's fired without notice from his job and told to go home. Instead, he rents a car and heads out in search of Splatchee Lake, a vacation spot he remembers visiting as a child (and one of the few places where he ever felt truly content). Al discovers that the lake is too polluted to swim in, but he finds The Kid (Sam Rockwell), a genial eccentric who wears a coonskin cap and lives in the woods with a large collection of junk scavenged from trash heaps. The Kid encourages Al to be spontaneous and take some chances in his life; an opportunity to do so presents itself when Dupree sisters Floatie (Catherine Keener) and Purlene (Lisa Blount) appear, and love (or a reasonable facsimile) is in the air. Writer/director Tom DiCillo had originally intended this project to follow his debut feature, the hipster comedy Johnny Suede, but problems with financing and production delays led him to make the indie film satire Living in Oblivion first. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Turturro
    John Turturro - Al Fountain
  • Sam Rockwell
    Sam Rockwell - Kid
  • Catherine Keener
    Catherine Keener - Floatie Dupre
  • Lisa Blount
    Lisa Blount - Purlene Dupre
  • Dermot Mulroney
    Dermot Mulroney - Wick
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