Mother Teresa (Juliet Stevenson) of Calcutta, M.C joined the Sisters of Loreto in 1928 at Rathfarnham, Ireland that is where she became a religious sister and missionary as a Roman Catholic. It was later on that Teresa wanted to help the sick by praying for them to make them feel comfortable and teaching the schoolchildren in India where she lived most of her life so she can fulfill her charitable work. In 1979 when Mother Teresa won a Nobel Prize she wrote all these letters from a 50 year period and than saying to her spiritual leader Father Celeste van Exem (Max Van Sydow and Aapo Pukk) tear those letters because she didn’t wanted to be known as a Messiah like Jesus was (That was at the end of the movie where that was the right thing to do).
Joe Bradley is a reporter from Rome who doesn’t care for his job and he prefers to be back in the United States working for a real news agency. He almost gets fired and misses his interview with Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) who is on a goodwill tour where Rome is her last stop. Than there is a big scoop in London where he calls off his trip to the United States by taking photographs of a drunk woman where she is really taking a sedative and he calms her down.
When a nice old man believes he is something special and determined to be Santa Claus other people around him believe he should be institutionalized as insane, and a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in a court of law that he is the real thing.
Want to go to Wally World well this hilarious family known as the Griswold’s go cross-country and proves to be more adventurous than they thought. (It’s going to be a bumpy ride). When Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) is on a mission he is determined to take his wife Ellen Griswold (Beverly D’Angelo) and their children Rusty Griswold (Anthony Michael Hall) Audrey Griswold (Dana Barron) on a trip they won’t forget. Oh wait there is Aunt Edna (Imogene Coca) who they almost forgot to take her on the trip. This first stop prior to Wally World is going to Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) house. While the family is resting in their station wagon there is The Girl in the Ferrari (Christine Brinkley).
Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) is trying to fit in this aristocrat role to be with Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Jeremy Brett) unfortunately Professor Henry Higgins has other ideas for Eliza and takes the credit for helping out and doesn’t acknowledge her efforts, Eliza angrily leaves him for Freddy. Than suddenly Higgins realizes he’s grown accustomed to her face and can’t really live without it.
Closer To The Moon was set in 1959 in Bucharest where four men and one woman who were all communists intellectual Jews pose as a movie crew, and hold up the Romanian National bank by making it look like a film shoot to send thousand Jews to Israel in reality they are all handed down their punishment as outlandish as their crime. Have you ever heard of a plot like this? I certaintly didn’t! This is a True Story in Eastern Europe wherre your reaction will surprise you to say the least. I have to say this film will definetly be worth watching more than once, and it will make you think about it over and over. This will be in the Orinda theatre on August 14 for a (one-week engagement).
SEE A FILM, SEE THE WORLD!