Waiting for the Moon (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Waiting for the Moon (1987)




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Well into the 1930s, there was an expatriate community of Americans who lived in Paris or the French countryside, and who eventually became influential artists and writers. These included the painter Edward Hopper, the writer Ernest Hemingway, and the musician Virgil Thomson. Writer and poet Gertrude Stein and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas (perhaps best known for her marijuana recipes) were the patrons of these and other artists, including Guillaume Apollinaire. In this PBS American Playhouse movie, the two are seen in the mid-1930s, and the unflinching loyalty and love that Toklas (Linda Hunt) offered to her irascible companion Stein (Linda Bassett) is the subject of this moving, extremely erudite drama.


Linda Bassett
as Gertrude Stein
Linda Hunt
as Alice B. Toklas
Bernadette Lafont
as Fernande Olivier
Andrew McCarthy
as Henry Hopper
Bruce McGill
as Ernest Hemingway
Jacques Boudet
as Guillaume Apollinaire

Critic Reviews for Waiting for the Moon

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

''Waiting for the Moon'' drifts lazily, with the camera taking long rests on the faces of the principals.

May 21, 2003 | Full Review…

Highly textured exploration of some of the ways in which women love and help one another.

August 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Almost contemptuous of fact, this unconvincing lesbian romance opts for a soft, amorphous approach in depicting the elationship between the writer-emigre Gertrude Stein and longtime companion Alice B. Toklas.

September 19, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Beautifully conveys that special feeling when two separate individuals find themselves at one with each other and the world.

April 5, 2001 | Full Review…

Well, a rose is a rose is a rose, and a movie is a movie is a snoozefest.

February 21, 2001 | Rating: 2/5

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