“Love don’t make things nice. It ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.”
Interestingly, Roger Ebert (re)eviewed Moonstruck 16 years after it came out. Even now, it still holds up because of all the great talent involved. Not just the actors, but the director and especially the writer who wrote that great quote, John Patrick Shanley.
It’s good to read his review, but watching the film would be better. What could be better than to be moonstruck.