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Liar's Moon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Matt Dillon, Cindy Fisher, Hoyt Axton

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When Jack Duncan (Matt Dillon), a poor, southern farmer's handsome son meets pretty and pure Jenny Peterson (Cindy Fisher), a wealthy banker's daughter at a county fair, romantic sparks soon fly, Jack is instantly captivated by the stunning beauty whom he has never met since she has been educated at fancy schools back on the east coast.
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Though Jenny is practically engaged to arrogant Yalie Richard Thompson (David Underwood), she cannot deny her interest in the thoughtful, good-looking boy from the wrong side of town. Jack and Jenny's zany but well-meaning friends devise a clever scheme to bring the two teenagers together. After Jack's father Cecil (Hoyt Axton) tragically dies, Jack and Jenny are inseparable, despite cryptic warnings from both Jack's mother, Mrs. Duncan (Maggie Blye) and Jenny's father, Mr. Peterson (Christopher Connelly), that they should wisely stay away from one another. Desperate to be together, Jack and Jenny decide to elope, with Jenny running away from home in the dead of night.

The ecstatic newlyweds promptly move into a cheap rooming house, Jack spending his days diligently working while Jenny ineptly tends house. When Jenny turns up pregnant a few months later, the young, starry-eyed couple is elated, but a fateful doctor's appointment changes their joy. Jenny receives the inconceivable and shocking news that she must terminate the baby she is carrying immediately.

It seems years ago, Jenny's father Alex had an affair with Jack's mother Babs and it resulted in the hush-hush birth of twins. Jenny has inadvertently married … her brother! Devastated and without telling Jack, Jenny terrifyingly flees the rooming house and soon arranges for an abortion with a shady surgeon. With time quickly running out, a recently clued-in Jack must race to find Jenny before she makes an enormous mistake.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tara Dugan



Script Analysis of Liar's Moon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   matchmaker help from adults Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   search for family/history Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   incest

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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