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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 fiancée, a young man befriends her parents and must figure out what he wants out of life.

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writer:

Brad Silberling
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Joe Nast
Dustin Hoffman ... Ben Floss
Susan Sarandon ... Jojo Floss
Alexia Landeau ... Cheryl
Richard Messing Richard Messing ... Rabbi
Lev Friedman Lev Friedman ... Cantor
Bob Clendenin ... Server #1 (as Robert Clendenin)
Jim Fyfe ... Server #2
Mary Ellen Trainor ... Mrs. Meyerson
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Meyerson
Marcia Mitzman Gaven Marcia Mitzman Gaven ... Fashion Plate
Allan Corduner ... Stan Michaels
Holly Hunter ... Mona Camp
Careena Melia Careena Melia ... Diana Floss
Gary Hetzler Gary Hetzler ... Speedwalker
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

In life and love, expect the unexpected.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Touchstone

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby's in Black See more »

Filming Locations:

Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bertie: So, commercial real-estate?
Joe Nast: Commercial real-estate.
Bertie: What the hell does that mean?
Joe Nast: [laughing] I have no idea.
Bertie: And this is what you want to do?
Joe Nast: Not really.
Bertie: Oh, and what do you want to do?
Joe Nast: I want to figure out what I want to do.
Bertie: So you're kind of in "Escrow" at the moment?... real-estate term.
Joe Nast: Yeah, I recognized that one
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Ordinary People (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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
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So close, but...
19 July 2003 | by onlycuriousSee all my reviews

How I wish I could pin this one on the director. Of late, I've been particularly peeved with "directorial artsiness", manifested by music playing over dialog, backlighted scenes, hand-held cameras, etc. It didn't happen in Moonlight Mile. And the acting was superb -- certainly to be expected with three Oscar winners, a bright up-and-coming young man, and a shining new ingenue. But, it dragged. Oh, my, how it dragged. Scenes that looked as though film had been purchased wholesale; painfully unscripted silences; sequences that appeared more "stills" than "movies. Is the director at fault? Perhaps...but can you really blame the director? Because, in this case, the director also WROTE the screenplay! In other words, he apparently WANTED it that way. So, what can I say...except that I will carefully avoid any further efforts on which Mr. Silberling writes, directs...and produces. Unless I need a sleeping potion, accompanied by skilled but wasted actors.


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