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Cast & Crew


Adrienne Shelly



Cheryl Hines



Meg Ryan

Timothy Hutton

Kristen Bell

Justin Long


Best Feature Film
Best Screenplay


"YOU'LL BE GLAD 'SERIOUS MOONLIGHT' CAME ALONG. It's been a long time since Meg Ryan has had a romantic comedy that gave her room to move. You can feel Cheryl Hines comic talents behind the camera."

Betsy Sharkey, LA Times

"A labor of love that brings out the best in its stars. It's a pleasure to watch Meg Ryan resurrect her trademark persona in her most characteristic role in a decade."

Joe Williams, St Louis Post-Dispatch

3½ Stars. "Shelly's insightful writing and Hines’ deft touch evoke heartfelt truths buried in the battle-of-the-sexes premise."

Robert Levin, AM NY

"Meg Ryan is terrific."

Hollywood Reporter

3½ Stars. "This delightfully dark comedy gives Meg Ryan her best role in years."

Matt Sullivan, In Touch

"A nuttily engaging tale of betrayal and, perhaps, redemption. Meg Ryan is terrific, a ballsy, believable bitch to behold."

Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal

"A perceptive, insightful look into the complexities of modern marriage."

Robert Levin,

"Remember the Meg Ryan from When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle? This Meg Ryan is better! Funny and visceral, the film exudes charm and humor."

David Blaustein, ABC News radio

"I loved it – the best romantic comedy I've seen all year."

Shelli Sonstein, Q104.3 Radio


Louise (Meg Ryan), a high-powered Manhattan lawyer, is touched when she arrives for the weekend to her family's upstate getaway to find it strewn with rose petals by her husband of 13 years, Ian (Timothy Hutton). Unfortunately...Ian is not expecting Louise, rather his much younger girlfriend (Kristen Bell). In fact, he's actually in the process of writing Louise a letter explaining his intention to leave her for good. An oddly cool Louise has other plans. She takes Ian captive, refusing to release him until he commits to working on their marriage together. When Ian's impatient mistress shows up, not to mention an opportunistic gardener (Justin Long), things start to get seriously complicated. Not merely a war of the sexes, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT is a story of a war of the wills as Ian tries to talk his way out of the situation.

Directed by Cheryl Hines (Waitress, Curb Your Enthusiasm) from a screenplay by Adrienne Shelly (Waitress), the film stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Screenplay by Adrienne Shelly. Produced by Andy Ostroy and Michael Roiff. A Night & Day Pictures and All for A Films production.