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Moonlight Mile (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 4 October 2002 (USA)
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As he copes with the death of his fiancee, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Messing ...
Lev Friedman ...
Server #1 (as Robert Clendenin)
Server #2
Mrs. Meyerson
Mr. Meyerson
Marcia Mitzman Gaven ...
Fashion Plate
Stan Michaels
Careena Melia ...
Diana Floss
Gary Hetzler ...


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.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby's in Black  »

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Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$329,771, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,835,856, 13 March 2003
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I Want to Take You Higher
Written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. o/b/o Mijac Music (BMI)
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great acting is enough
31 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very well acted movie that deals with a sudden loss in a family in a better way than I would expect. The movie avoids the usual clichés and through some very strong performances shows us how it could really be. The dead person is the daughter of Ben (Dustin Hoffman) and Jojo (Susan Sarandon), her fiancé named Joe (Jake Gyllenhaal) is now living with them. The girl was murdered, simply because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now Ben and Joe go into business together and the all try to live on in their own ways. Joe befriends a girl named Bertie Knox (Ellen Pompeo) who also has lost someone.

Like I said the subject is handled in a very good way. May be the movie makes some easy choices, especially near the end, but the acting is so good and real here that the movie is easily forgiven. Gyllenhaal plays the same kind of part as he did in 'Donnie Darko' and 'The Good Girl', not the most happy one. He has the best single scene, although overall veterans Hoffman and Sarandon are as good as he is. The best thing though is Ellen Pompeo. Her character has a certain sweetness and nice way of dealing with things and Pompeo finds the perfect note for playing this part. See it for the acting and you will find a lot more.

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