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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.
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.
Fresh: A clear-eyed film that's clinical in its specifics.
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.
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.