Twitter has nominated its favorite Nicolas Cage movie. It’s the 1987 film Moonstruck where Cage starred alongside the Queen of Pop, Cher.

Nicolas Cage and Cher had shared screen-space in the 1987 rom-com Moonstruck: Source: Flickr
Nicolas Cage and Cher had shared screen-space in the 1987 rom-com Moonstruck: Source: Flickr

2020 has been a stressful year, and we are only halfway through it. To cope up with the challenges the year keeps throwing at us, people are turning to heartwarming, feel-good classics for relaxation. Classic movies across all streamers are witnessing a boost on viewership. In fact, it was an increased user engagement that led people to notice the controversial temperament of Gone with the Wind, ultimately prompting HBO Max to drop the film from its content library.

Twitter has crowed the Cher starrer Moonstruck as the best Nicolas Cage movie. Source: Commons.Wikimedia
Twitter has crowed the Cher starrer Moonstruck as the best Nicolas Cage movie. Source: Commons.Wikimedia

In their pursuit of finding the apt classic to watch during quarantine, people are heading to social media in search of recommendations. This week, a Twitter challenge began when one user asked Twitter to name a good Nicolas Cage besides Raising Arizona. The tweet stimulated an eruption of Nicolas Cage movie recommendations. People headed to the thread, campaigning their favorite Nicolas Cage film. And it was unanimously agreed that 1987’s Moonstruck was Cage’s career-best work.

Twitter Elects Moonstruck As The Best Nicolas Cage Movie.

Ahkirod’s challenge set-off a Moonstruck tweetstorm. The Academy-Award winning film is a trending topic on Twitter. And people are are overwhelmingly voicing their love for the film.

Side Note: This wasn’t the only mention of Mandy. Our friend on Twitter, Daniel Riley, said it’s his favorite Nicolas Cage film.

Movie Aroono ask its Facebook followers to choose between Moonstruck and Nicolas Cage’s Oscar-earning Leaving Las Vegas, and they chose Moonstruck.

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Twitter is rife with Moonstruck love. Fans have come out proclaiming their love for Nicolas Cage and Cher, asserting Cage and Cher were both gorgeous and brilliant. And it was their star power and a magnificent screenplay that led Moonstruck to become one of the most celebrated rom-coms in history.

How Moonstruck Became A Hollywood Sensation

Moonstruck poster featuring Cher. Source: Wikipedia
Moonstruck poster featuring Cher. Source: Wikipedia

Moonstruck premiered in 1987 against a Brooklyn setting. It came from the stables of In the Heat of the Night director Norman Jewison and it featured Nicolas Cage and Cher in the lead roles. Cher starred in the film as Loretta Castorini a 37-year-old Italian-American widowed bookkeeper. While Nicolas Cage featured as Ronny Cammareri- a hot-tempered young man who falls in love with his brother’s fiance. Apart from Cage and Cher, Moonstruck also starred seasoned actors including Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, and John Mahoney.

The flick had all the right beats of a marvellous rom-com. The intricate, fragile love affairs and the sentimental family tracks added to the film’s emotional authenticity. Cher’s operatic act was astounding, and Nicolas Cage had performed poignantly and charismatically. The jovial music and the serene NY setting was captivating. And the artful cinematography helped mold the intense plot into a more digestible, heart-rending story.

Moonstruck Was A Big Break For Cher and Nicolas Cage

Cher won her first Academy Award for her role in Moonstruck. Source: Commons.Wikimedia
Cher won her first Academy Award for her role in Moonstruck. Source: Commons.Wikimedia

Moonstruck was a major stroke of luck for both its lead stars, Nicolas Cage and Cher. While Cher landed her first Oscar for her performance in the film, Cage scored his first Golden Globe nomination.

Critics particularly praised Nicholas Cage and Cher’s subtle and charming performances in Moonstruck. Although Cher shifted to music soon after the movie’s success, Cage landed important roles in movies like Leaving Las Vegas and Adaptation after the film.

To sum up, Moonstruck was a pivotal movie in both Cher and Cages’ career. One can associate Nicolas Cage’s rise to popularity with the film. Moonstruck established Nicolas Cage as the star he is, and later the actor went ahead to find himself a highly remunerative career in Hollywood. In recent times, Nicolas Cage has signed a new TV-role. The actor will play Joe Exotic in Dan Lagana’s upcoming CBS series about the infamous Tiger King.