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    Unique ID Code: 0000057014
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    Added on: 4/2/2004 17:31
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    Moonlight Mile (UK)

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    In life and love, expect the unexpected
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 117 mins
    Retail Price: £17.99
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    When Joe Nast`s (Jake Gyllenhaal) marriage plans change due to an unexpected loss, he wants to be the man he believes everyone wants him to be — dutifully bereaved husband-to-be and the perfect would-be son-in-law to Ben (Dustin Hoffman) and JoJo (Susan Sarandon). But when another woman unexpectedly enters his life, he`s torn between fulfilling his new role and following his heart. Moonlight Mile is an emotional tale of disarming honesty and unexpected humour.

    Special Features:
    `Moonlight Mile: A Journey To Screen` documentary. Audio commentary with director Brad Silberling. Audio commentary with director and cast. Deleted scenes.

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Brad Silberling

    Written By:

    Ellen Pompeo
    Aleksia Landeau
    Susan Sarandon
    Dustin Hoffman
    Jake Gyllenhaal

    Casting By:
    Avy Kaufman

    Soundtrack By:
    Mark Isham

    Director of Photography:
    Phedon Papamichael

    Lisa Zeno Churgin

    Costume Designer:
    Mary Zophres

    Production Designer:
    Missy Stewart

    Brad Silberling
    Mark Johnson
    Brian W. Cook

    Executive Producer:
    Patricia Whitcher
    Susan Sarandon
    David Hoberman
    Ashok Amritraj

    Touchstone Pictures

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    5 / 10
    This review is for a local (Israeli) region 2 disc.
    I really had high expectations from this movie, mainly due to its impressive cast.
    However, I was very disappointed to discover, this movie is nothing short of a typical boring drama-wannabe.
    The characters are flat, the story is very slow and goes nowhere. "In life and love, expect the unexpected", or so it says on the package. Well, nothing unexpected happens in this movie.
    The video transfer is average. There are several compression signs and the picture isn`t as sharp as it should be. To top it all, the movie is presented in the wrong aspect ratio, making all the characters seem tall and skinny (they wish...).
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is ok. The surrounds are used occasionally, but nothing major.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The disc offers no extras at all.
    Bottom line - with a nearly non-existent plot, a bad video transfer and no extras to compensate for all of the above, this is definitely a "don`t you dare renting it" title. Avoid.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 6/2/2004 01:11