Pontiac Moon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Ryan Todd, Cathy Moriarty, Max Gail

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Pontiac Moon stars Ted Danson as Washinton Bellamy, an absent minded school teacher who wants to bond with his son. The movie opens up with Washington's son Andy (Ryan Todd) not fitting in with the rest of the boys by not being able to catch a football. Washington sees this while sitting on a bench eating lunch and it saddens him. Then, while watching television coverage of Apollo 11, Washington writes down the number of miles away the moon is from earth. Later on, while in the basement with Andy, He gets the briliant idea to take Andy on a trip that would bring the mileage on his car to the exact number of miles the moon is from earth. They get up the next day and set out on this road trip to a natural crater in Idaho. Along the way Washington gets into a fight at a gas station, meets his friend who raises sheep, picks up a Native American soldier, and kisses a woman in a bar. though the trip is harrowing, the father and son bond and everything seems right in the Bellamy household.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Road trip    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher/professor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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