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Moving On

By Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mature murder tale is more dark than comic; language.

Movie R 2023 85 minutes
Moving On Movie Poster: Lily Tomlin wears sunglasses while looking cooly at an apprehensive Jane Fonda, who's holding a flare gun

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While this dark comedy may not excel at comedic entertainment, it effectively sears the impact of sexual violence into viewers' minds. Let's just say that Fonda and Tomlin have never been afraid to take risks to make a statement through their craft. Comedies in which characters plot to kill a bad person aren't new, and maybe the fact that we can laugh at this idea says something about society/humanity. What's tonally challenging for a comedy is the realism of why these women want to kill their friend's husband: violent sexual assault. But that discomfort is what makes the scene in which the victim confronts her attacker 45 years later all the more memorable, not only because of her approach to recounting the incident, but also due to his self-protecting denial. Weitz takes a light approach in shining his spotlight on something so harsh, and perhaps that will help the dynamic of believability among victims and attackers continue to change.

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