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In the last scene of the film The Man in the Moon, 14-year-old Dani says to her 17-year-old sister Maureen: "Sometimes I think that nothing's ever going to make sense again." We've all had that feeling, and that's why this film about two sisters growing up in rural Louisiana in the 1950s is so impressive. They become rivals when they both fall in love with the boy next door. Then, when tragedy suddenly strikes, Dani and Maureen are drawn back together again.

As he demonstrated so vividly in To Kill a Mockingbird, Summer of '42, and Clara's Heart, director Robert Mulligan has a remarkable ability to draw out sensitive performances from young actors and actresses. Reese Witherspoon, Emily Warfield, and Jason London turn in winning performances in the three leading roles. Screenplay writer Jenny Wingfield hits all the right notes as she shows how the close relationship between these sisters is tested by both the joy of love and the pain of grief.

One of life's miracles is that just when we are ready to give up because things don't make sense anymore, God brings someone close so we can share our pain and start all over again. The Man in the Moon is a tender and touching film about matters of the heart.