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The Light of the Moon

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Jessica M. Thompson

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About the Movie

Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Short Term 12) gives a powerful and moving performance as Bonnie, a young and successful Latina architect who maintains her dignity and sense of humor as she deals with the aftermath of a life-altering experience. Emmy™-nominated Australian filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson’s feature film debut, THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of relationships in the face of a tragedy.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 19
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: As a resource for those looking to understand the process of recovery, it's hard to imagine a more comprehensive or sympathetic look at the challenge of surviving. – Teo Bugbee, New York Times, Oct 31, 2017

Fresh: [This] simply-structured film is harrowingly effective in its streamlined, low-frills way: sensitive without ever being sanctimonious, brutally frank without ever lapsing into exploitation. – Andrew Barker, Variety, Mar 13, 2017

Fresh: A clear-eyed film that's clinical in its specifics. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Nov 16, 2017

Fresh: With the wider cultural conversation about rape culture, especially in the U.S., raging in the media, this honest and complex engagement with the subject is particularly welcome. – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter, Mar 17, 2017

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Customer Reviews

One of the best performances I’ve seen from Stephanie Beatriz!

There are so many genuine moments in this film. Please do yourself a favor and watch it.

Of its Time

This is a deeply satisfying film. It does an amazing job of showing both the male and female versions of this trauma, wrought with extremes of tension and love. The performances are engaging and the music elevates the story and this story needs to be told.

Writer/Director/Producer has CHOPS

This was written and directed in a very nuanced way, bringing out the emotions, tensions, and considerations around this issue in an expert way, without being color by numbers.

A story which is simply told, doesn't skimp on the uncomfortable and disturbing. I cried a few times, though it isn't a path I know. However this director made me think, really made me think about this issue.

Last note, the cast was superb.

The Light of the Moon
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2017

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