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Moonlight Mile (2002)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  4 October 2002 (USA)
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As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.

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A young man lingers in the family home of his fiancee, after her accidental death. While grieving along with her parents and drawn into legal issues presented by a district attorney seeking justice for the family, he finds himself falling in love with another woman, against his own best intentions. Written by Eileen Peterson, unit publicist

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In life and love, expect the unexpected.

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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4 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Baby's in Black  »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$109,295 (Japan) (27 June 2003)

Gross:

$380,376 (Japan) (11 July 2003)
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A screening of the film was held at Salem State College's auditorium in Salem, Massachusetts which is adjacent to Marblehead where the film took place. See more »

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When Joe is at dinner with Mulcaheys, his wine glass moves back and forth on the table between shots. See more »

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[Jo Jo is throwing self help books into a fire]
Ben Floss: Those were gifts.
Jo Jo Floss: "Grieving for Grownups"?
Ben Floss: They're supposed to be helpful.
Jo Jo Floss: Please. THIS is helpful.
[Throws another book into the fire]
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The credits end with "For all our loves...departed, or yet to arrive..." See more »

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Love Will Come Through
Written by Fran Healy (as Francis Healy) (PRS)
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI) o/b/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd.
Performed by Travis
Courtesy of Epic Records/Independiente/SINE, a division of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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Good acting saves this
1 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

True, this movie is not for everyone. It is not for action junkies and it isn't that exciting as dramas go. But the excellent acting by the three main leads will hold your attention, if you let yourself get into it.

Dustin Hoffman is completely believable as the dad whose hopes and dreams have vanished with his daughter and he struggles to hold on to them in a state of denial. Susan Sarandon's character has accepted the fact and turns away from friends' sympathy. And as the fiancée in a slight state of paralysis from numbness, Jake Gyllenhaal proves he can play more than disturbed teen. The girl's parents try to hold onto him as their last hope of clinging to their daughter. Joe (Gyllenhaal) doesn't want to hurt them by leaving, but has to find his own path now.

The actors keep the movie going for longer than expected. Even though by the end you're glad it's over, it'll stick in your mind. It's the kind of movie you only see once, or else you'll get sick of it. But the one time will be enough for you to appreciate its quiet despair and hope.


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