Moonlight Mile

Last Updated on: May 21st, 2024

Moonlight Mile (Touchstone Movie)

“Moonlight Mile” is a drama film released in 2002, directed by Brad Silberling. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Joe Nast, Dustin Hoffman as Ben Floss, and Susan Sarandon as Jojo Floss. It is a poignant and emotional story that delves into grief, love, and the complexities of human relationships.

The film is set in the 1970s and follows the aftermath of a tragic event. Joe Nast has just lost his fiancée, Diana, in a senseless shooting incident. He moves in with her parents, Ben and Jojo Floss, as they all struggle to cope with the loss and find a way to move forward.

As Joe tries to process his grief, he becomes emotionally entangled with both Ben and Jojo. Ben, a real estate developer, is grieving the loss of his daughter while trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in his life. Jojo, on the other hand, is a free-spirited woman who seeks comfort and connection in her own unique way.

The film explores the complexities of grief and the different ways people cope with loss. It delves into the dynamics of family and how tragedy can bring people closer together or drive them apart. Throughout the movie, Joe, Ben, and Jojo grapple with their feelings of guilt, anger, and sadness while navigating the uncertain path of healing.

The performances of the lead actors, especially Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, and Susan Sarandon, are captivating and emotionally charged. They bring depth and authenticity to their characters, making the audience feel their pain and struggle.

“Moonlight Mile” is a beautifully crafted film that blends drama with moments of humor and tenderness. It skillfully captures the nuances of human emotions and the resilience of the human spirit. The movie is a heartfelt exploration of grief and the importance of finding hope and connection in the face of loss.

Overall, “Moonlight Mile” is a touching and thought-provoking film that stays with the audience long after the credits roll. It is a powerful reminder of the transformative power of love and the resilience of the human heart.

Moonlight Mile (Touchstone Movie)

Additional Details


  • Jake Gyllenhaal: Joe Nast
  • Dustin Hoffman: Ben Floss
  • Susan Sarandon: Jojo Floss
  • Ellen Pompeo: Bertie Knox
  • Holly Hunter: Mona Camp
  • Dabney Coleman: Mike Mulcahey
  • Careena Melia: Diana Floss
  • Roxanne Hart: June Mulcahey
  • Richard T. Jones: Ty
  • Alexia Landeau: Cheryl


  • Director: Brad Silberling
  • Producers: Brad Silberling, Mark Johnson and Susan Sarandon
  • Screenplay: Brad Silberling

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