MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON (Theatrical Release USA 1984)

 Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

Moscow on the Hudson has a terrific story to tell and misses its opportunity due to an insistence to work explicit sexual dialogue and scenes into its storyline. This ruins its storyline, limits its viewing audience, and prevents the subject of defection from one’s home country from being adequately explored by an audience of all ages, philosophies, and ethical backgrounds. It's rather like inserting poor language  into dialogue lines...that limits the audience to persons who use that language. Persons who do not use that language will forgo the movie which in turn limits revenue to those whose lifestyle approves of such language. It's a poor marketing choice.

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A Russian musician travels to America with his entertainment group to perform in America and decides to defect. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Paul Mazursky for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Paul Mazursky for making the film possible. Cast includes: Robin Williams, Maria Conchita Alonso, and Cleavant Derricks. 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It is a good story, but the highly explicit sexual content devalues the movie itself and limits its wider audience appeal. This ‘need to be told’ film could have provided excellent after viewing discussion for family and friends. That opportunity is completely missed because of the movie's unnecessary sexual content.

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