Moonlight Mile (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  4 October 2002 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 11,738 users   Metascore: 59/100
Reviews: 147 user | 110 critic | 34 from

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.



Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Highway I (2002)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After Jack gets caught with a Vegas mob's wife in bed, he's gotta hit the road. Jack's best friend Pilot accompanies him, and the pair sets out on an adventure akin to Kerouac's "On the Road".

Director: James Cox
Stars: Kimberley Kates, Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal
The Good Girl (2002)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Deborah Rush
Proof (2005)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Self-esteem and insecurity are at the heart of this comedy about the relationship between a mother and her three confused daughters.

Director: Nicole Holofcener
Stars: Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Troy Ruptash
Rendition (2007)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.

Director: Gavin Hood
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard
Bubble Boy (2001)
Adventure | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

"Bubble Boy" is a comedy about a young man who was born without an immune system and has lived his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom. When he finds out that the woman he has loved... See full summary »

Director: Blair Hayes
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Swoosie Kurtz, Marley Shelton
Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This animated film tells the story of Phillipe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers in 1974.

Director: Michael Sporn
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal
Brothers I (2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire
Jarhead (2005)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.

Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black
Homegrown (1998)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. But then ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Josh and Sam are two brothers facing change, their mother is about to marry a French accountant and the kids are sent to go live with their father in Florida. Meanwhile Josh tells Sam that ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Weber
Stars: Jacob Tierney, Noah Fleiss, Martha Plimpton
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer in 1990s Pittsburgh.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer


Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Messing ...
Lev Friedman ...
Server #1 (as Robert Clendenin)
Jim Fyfe ...
Server #2
Mrs. Meyerson
Mr. Meyerson
Marcia Mitzman Gaven ...
Fashion Plate
Stan Michaels
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:




Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baby's in Black  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$329,771 (USA) (27 September 2002)


$380,376 (Japan) (11 July 2003)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Writer/director Brad Silberling wrote the characters of Ben and JoJo Floss with Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon in mind. See more »


When Joe climbs through the post office window he kicks off the bell. When he gets through the bell is back up on the counter. See more »


Jo Jo Floss: I love you, Joeseph.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits end with "For all our loves...departed, or yet to arrive..." See more »


References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »


Hymn 43
Written by Ian Anderson
Published by Chrysalis Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Jethro Tull
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

45 of 57 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Guys...keep it's not THAT good swedishguy30
song question always_angel_neva_devil
Um, did she just say 'snot check?' TriciaLC
Jake too? eharejay
Rebecca Schaeffer tealeeves
Title, why "Moonlight Mile"? drunkonpopcorn
Discuss Moonlight Mile (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: