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.
“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.