DVD Moonlight Mile [DVD] [Widescreen] [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 33986),
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Moonlight Mile [DVD] [Widescreen] [2003] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, and Susan Sarandon, MOONLIGHT MILE is a romantic drama set in 1966. Joe (Gyllenhaal) is grieving over the death of his fiancee, Diana, and is living with her parents, Ben (Hoffman) and JoJo (Sarandon). Though Joe just wants to do what's right, he openly admits that he has no plan, no answers, and needs time to sort things out. Meanwhile, Ben and JoJo cling to him as their only hope after losing their daughter, and the rest of the world expects him to bounce back into dating without a moment's pause. Joe's awkwardness and unquenchable efforts to be helpful provide for some touching and softly comedic moments. The New England setting of the film, the '60s cars and clothes, and the excellent soundtrack (Sly & The Family Stone, T-Rex, Bob Dylan) provide enough atmosphere to move this emotional story right along. But it isn't until Joe meets another woman (Ellen Pompeo), who also lost someone she loved, that he regains hope and begins to be true to himself and to the people around him.
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    • Rating - some sensuality and brief strong language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2930403

  • Credits
    Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Holly Hunter, Dabney Coleman, Richard Timothy Jones, Richard T. Jones, Susan Sarandon, Susan Tomaling, Aleksia Landeau, Ellen Pompeo, Allan Corduner
  • Critic Reviews
    "...It's an auteur piece of filmmaking without pretension....It hits all the right beats of sadness and humor..."
    Box Office

    "...MOONLIGHT MILE has an understated, lived-in quality and a wry, unforced sense of the absurd..."
    New York Times

    "...With a sly smile and a natural vulnerability, Gyllenhaal easily handles the sadness, the anger and the sense of humor needed to make his character's plight individual and not generic..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...Though all the principals give powerful performances, it's Sarandon who especially shines in a heart-wrenching portrayal that makes good use of her intelligence and wit..."
    USA Today

    "...Pompeo makes a vivid first impression....[The] production choices are first-class..."
    Variety

    "...With flashes of humor and honest, well-delineated characters that tend to drift north of where you expect to find them, the film takes its own particular path to a family's healing..."
    Hollywood Reporter

    "...Appealing..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...An involving, well-observed drama....Give it a go..."
    Total Film

    "[H]onest..."
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