The film was released into theaters on December 16, 1987 in New York City, and then nationally on December 18, 1987. This film received many popular reviews from film critics, and went on the gross a whopping $91, 640, 528 at the North American box office, making it the fifth highest-grossing film of that year.
This movie, to me, is a classic. I couldn't imagine growing up without this movie! The love story is my favorite; it is witty, hilarious, romantic, and full of relatable family scandal. Cher and Nicolas Cage fall in love in a very passionate and very Italian inspired movie. The movie itself is a less dramatic version of an opera, which they attend and complete the spell of their love. They decide to get married, and it is the reality of a true love story.
I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone and anyone. This love story is way more relatable, I think, to most people and their love stories. Not everything works out as planned, and this story portrays that in a realistic and witty way. There is so much scandal in love, and this movie also illustrates that fact. Also, family is a heavy factor in your life, and if you are a certain nationality, sometimes even more so. In conclusion, below, I have what is one of my favorite quotes of the movie:
Ronny Cammareri: Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but 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*. The storybooks are *bullshit*. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and *get* in my bed!