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The Light of the Moon

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intimate, mature drama chronicles aftermath of a rape.

Movie NR 2017 90 minutes
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A deeply affecting story, with a remarkable performance by Stephanie Beatriz, this film is compelling and insightful as it adeptly portrays a life-changing experience with honesty and compassion. Winner of multiple film festival awards, The Light of the Moon was written, directed, and edited by Australian filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson, who gets strong work from many of the featured players as well. Especially noteworthy are Michael David-Stahl and Conrad Ricamora. The production is solid throughout. Art direction, editing, and music are all first-rate with what must have been a minuscule budget. The message of the movie, about adversity and the long, slow road to recovery, is heartfelt and should resonate particularly with mature teens and young adults.

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