Moonlight Mile
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Frequent television director Brad Silberling directs the romantic drama Moonlight Mile. Set in a Massachusetts town in the early '70s, Joe Nast (Jake Gyllenhaal) is distraught after the death of his fiancée. He moves in with her parents, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) and JoJo (Susan Sarandon), while trying to sort out all of the legal troubles and painful details of the wedding cancellations. While trying to locate the wedding invitations in the mail, Joe meets Bertie (Ellen Pompeo), whose boyfriend has been MIA in Vietnam. Despite his growing relationship with his late fiancée's parents, Joe… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With a relentless playlist of rock stand-bys, the film careers between jaunty and maudlin."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The film isn't very likable."
‑ , Washington Post
""Moonlight Mile" is about livable compromises and the doubt and panic that linger once life's plans scatter and persist even as they settle again. Moreover, it's about the hardship of survivors honoring someone from whom they're best off moving on."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Starring the likes of Susan Sarandon and Dustin Hoffman, filmmaker Brad Silberling delivers a personal movie that reassures us that that we will one day understand those terrible things that happen to us."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"I appreciate what the film has to say about honesty and moving on with life. But ... the film's ultimate 'insights' about going on with life seem hollow and insufficient."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"An awfully good, achingly human picture."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"It's too quirky, too scripted, too ... well, like a movie."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Probably one of the most realistic, poignant, and intimate portraits into the lives of characters in mourning."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Its original look at loyalty and loss subsides into a forgettable love story, leading it out of the darkness and straight into schmaltzville."
‑ Jane Howdle, Empire Magazine
"Excessivamente ansioso para provocar as lágrimas do espectador, o roteiro torna-se superficial e maniqueísta, transformando o sofrimento de seus personagens em verdadeira tortura para o público."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A combination of good story, nice moments and appealing texture."
‑ , Washington Post
"A gem of a movie."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"At the very least an emotionally honest film, but it would have been far more affecting if it felt more true to life."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Moonlight Mile is, at the very least, an emotionally honest film, but it would have been far more affecting if it felt more true to life."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"Has an emotional resonance above what we've come to expect/dread from big name Hollywood movies."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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