Laughing at the Moon

Theatrical Release: September 9, 2016
Laughing at the Moon


Limited Theatrical Release: LAUGHING AT THE MOON is a character-driven “dramedy” about IRIS an eccentric, altruistic woman, who comes to live with a self-absorbed, compulsive, snobby roommate, NATALIE, who is her complete opposite. Iris’s hilarious antics and Christ-like sacrificial love, totally transform everyone she meets.

Sacrificial Love o At first Natalie and her friends think Iris is weird, who has bright mismatched clothes, her own language, sings to plants, and eats sunflower seeds, leaving a trail. Iris goes about it all wrong, and gets in Natalie’s face to share about Jesus; a parody on the typical way some people view Christians as weird. But, later they see Iris is not so strange, and she is the one with life’s answers.

Dove Review

“Laughing at the Moon” is a movie about people that march to the beat of a different drummer, but how they can be instruments of God. Iris (Alyssa Addison) is such a person. She stuttered as a child and still deals with the problem, to a lesser degree, as an adult. She is different in her choice of clothes and her interests and her spontaneity, but she has a golden heart. She becomes roommates with a young woman named Natalie (Erin Bethea) and Natalie doesn’t like her at first. But Iris finally wins her over, loving Natalie and forgiving her despite her mean treatment of Iris. In the end, Iris does something very noble, making a big difference in several people’s lives. She embodies the scripture found in John 15:13, that “greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

We are happy to award this touching movie our Faith Friendly Seal for ages twelve-plus. “Laughing at the Moon” not only features humor, but may have the viewer in tears as well.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: G-4; Idiot/Idiots-6; Lunatic-1; Prissy Gourmet-1; it's mentioned a girl cussed at a place and apologized; "Jerksome" (a form of "jerk")-1; Moron-1; Shut up-1; Freak-1; woman is called a liar.
Violence: A woman throws a Kleenex box at a nurse and then another item is thrown at someone else; a knife is pulled on a girl; woman punches man with knife; woman has dream and remembers when she was rescued from a frightening fire; woman said she wanted to kill a woman but she doesn't harm her; woman saves people from fire but the smoke does her in.
Drugs: Man pulls out baggie of pills and it is not clear if they are prescription pills or not.
Nudity: None
Other: A female character lies to break up a couple and it works but she later confesses what she did and they get back together; character has tattoo; a woman tells homeless people to get out of the way--that they're giving the square a bad name; woman tells other woman she hates her but then apologizes almost immediately; death and grief.