|TWO MOON JUNCTION (director/writer: Zalman King; screenwriter: story by Zalman King and Macgregor Douglas; cinematographer: Mark Plummer; editor: Marc Grossman; music: Jonathan Elias; cast: Sherilyn Fenn (April Delongpre), Richard Tyson (Perry), Louise Fletcher (Belle), Kristy McNichol (Patti-Jean), Martin Hewitt (Chad), Burl Ives ( Sheriff Earl Hawkins), Juanita Moore (Delilah), Don Galloway (Delongpre), Millie Perkins (Mrs. Delongpre), Milla Jovovich ( Samantha); Runtime: 104; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Donald P. Borchers; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; 1988 )|
|"Overwrought soft-porn melodrama."
by Dennis Schwartz
Zalman King ("Wild Orchid"/"Shame,
Shame, Shame"/"Delta of Venus") offers his inferior
version of The Last Tango in Paris (1972) in this
overwrought soft-porn melodrama. The plot has its
unappealing heroine choose lust over privilege. It's
based on a story by King and Macgregor
Douglas. Filmed in LA, it fails to resemble its
intended Alabama locale.
wealthy pampered blonde Alabama gal April Delongpre
(Sherilyn Fenn) opts to give
her cherry to muscular lower-class traveling carny
Perry (Richard Tyson) instead of her
upper-class fiance Chad (Martin Hewitt).
Her upset family, aided by local lawmen,
chases after her when she runs off with the
Louise Fletcher plays her creepy granny. Kristy McNichol is a likable drifter carnival groupie who intimately dances with Fenn, encouraging one to perceive a possible bisexual relationship is afoot. Burl Ives is the sheriff.
The title refers to the place Fenn and lover boy rendezvous the night before her wedding.
REVIEWED ON 6/1/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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