|MOJAVE MOON (director: Kevin Dowling; screenwriter: Leonard Glasser; cinematographer: James Glennon; editor: Susan R. Crutcher; music: Johnny Caruso; cast: Danny Aiello (Al), Angelina Jolie (Ellie), Anne Archer (Julie), Jack Noseworthy (Kaiser), Alfred Molina (Sal), Michael Biehn (Boyd); Runtime: 95; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Matt Salinger; Trimark (Initial Entertainment Group); 1996)|
|"A fine cast
gives it the pep it needs."
by Dennis Schwartz
by Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (!986). Director
Kevin Dowling's ("Silk Hope"/"Last
Rites"/"The Sum of Us") wacky indie screwball comedy
just doesn't make much sense and the directing is
inadequate. It's written by Leonard Glass.
Aiello is a divorced middle-aged lovelorn car salesman
from LA. He drives the much younger
Angelina Jolie home in the Mojave Desert
after meeting her in a diner. At her home, Danny
learns Angelina has a boyfriend (Jack
Noseworthy). Danny then turns his
attention to her attractive free-spirited mom Anne
Archer. But she has an intimidating paranoid live-in
boyfriend (Michael Biehn). How Danny
gets together with Anne, despite the boyfriend,
involves a crazy story that is hard to believe but has
its insanely funny moments.
cast gives it the pep it needs.
REVIEWED ON 5/27/2015 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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