Serious Moonlight

December 4th 2009
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • R,
  • 84 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Cast: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long, Kimberlee Peterson, Derek Carter, Andy Ostroy, Nathan Dean, Bill Parks, Kylan James
  • Director: Cheryl Hines
  • Writer: Adrienne Shelly
  • Producers: Andy Ostroy, Michael Roiff
  • Executive Producers: Cliff Chenfeld, David Graff, Dan Katcher, Todd King, Rick Milenthal, Dawn Porter, Isabel Rose, Todd Stein
  • Castings: Sunday Boling, Meg Morman
  • Costume Design: Ariyela Wald-Cohain
  • D.O.P.: Nancy Schreiber
  • Editor: Steven Rasch
  • Makeup: Paula Jane Hamilton
  • Music: Andrew Hollander
  • Production Design: Cecil Gentry
  • Set Decoration: Shirley Starks


After she arrives at her country home for a romantic weekend getaway, things don't go exactly as planned for high-powered Manhattan lawyer Louise (Meg Ryan). First, her husband of 13 years, Ian (Timothy Hutton), tells her that he's leaving her for a younger woman (Kristen Bell).

Then, one thing leads to another, and pretty soon Ian finds himself held captive by an oddly cool Louise who explains that she won't release him until he professes his love for her and commits to working on their marriage. And that's when things REALLY start to go wrong.

The unexpected arrival of an opportunistic young gardener (Justin Long) and Ian's impatient mistress only serve to complicate the crisis even further, while somehow forcing Louise and Ian to reckon with their past and realistically deal with their future.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some threatening behavior
  • Production Companies: Night and Day Pictures, All For A Films

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In 2006, a year prior to filming, the screenplay writer of the project Adrienne Shelly was murdered in New York. Her surviving husband, Andy Ostroy acted as a producer for the film.

The film marks the feature directorial debut of Cheryl Hines, Shelly's "Waitress" co-star.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009

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