Light of Day (1987)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Music


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A pair of siblings must choose whether to pursue their dream of touring with their rock band or support their family and stay in Cleveland, Ohio.


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1 March 2006 | conorsmommy2000
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| A Bittersweet Family Story
This film may not be a work of genius, but it touched me deeply in 1987 and it still does. Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox touch a chord literally and figuratively as polar opposite siblings who share a passion for music. Gena Rowlands is absolutely brilliant as the desperately ill mother who clings to her faith for solace and dominates her children out of fear for them. The soundtrack is jam-packed with old-fashioned style rock n' roll. An instrumental piece (titled Elegy) underscores the leaden sadness throughout the film and is ethereal and beautiful. For anyone who has struggled with family strife, there will be familiar territory here. This film is, in my opinion, underrated and worth a second (or a first!) look.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,536,309 8 February 1987

Gross USA:

$10,489,617

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,489,617

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