Cinema: Sex, Drugs and Chicken Soup

Diane Lane finds it all in the nostalgic, cliche-filled A Walk on the Moon

Perhaps you remember the episode of The Honeymooners where the Kramdens take a break from their marital fractiousness to go out dancing. When they get home, they warmly recall the sweet savor of their romantic prime. Ralph and Alice were, what--33, 35? Yet they saw their good old days as past; the greatest thrill they could have at their advanced age was to reminisce.

A Walk on the Moon, set in the summer of 1969, raises similar issues: How young can you get old? And can you get young again? Pearl Kantrowitz (Diane Lane), who is maybe 32, thinks she's an...

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