Please Answer My Question! (About “Moonstruck”)

Posted on May 27, 2010


I’ve seen Moonstruck, in part or in total, about two dozen times. Yet I still can’t quite understand why Johnny tells Loretta that he can’t marry her. His explanation is that his mother will die. But his mother recovered — got off her deathbed — right after he told her about his impending marriage. Why then does he conclude that marrying Loretta will cause his mother to die? There must be some logic there, but I can’t seem to find it.

Thank you, in advance, for answering my question!