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  • Summary: An emotional tale of disarming honesty and unexpected humor...a story about waking up to life, letting go, and discovering that love comes in the most unexpected circumstances. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. 100
    Not many movies know that truth. Moonlight Mile is based on it.
  2. 80
    Both funny and telling about the messy passages of grief.
  3. Though its conclusion is too tidily therapeutic, and though elements of its story strain credibility, Moonlight Mile has an understated, lived-in quality and a wry, unforced sense of the absurd.
  4. The movie doesn't really jell. Glossy, good-looking and well-produced, it affects you and even sometimes moves you, but it doesn't really convincingly connect.
  5. What's on screen is too honest and from the heart to totally dismiss but too slick and contrived to completely embrace. This is a film that cares about genuine emotion but also wants to tame it, to tidy it up and keep it confined to quarters.
  6. Moonlight Mile leavens the mood occasionally, but it cheapens things by insisting that everybody onscreen and in the audience leavethe theater smiling.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    I'm at a loss to account for how OFF this film is -- how a movie can seem so conscientiously earnest yet so creepily exploitive. It's like a Christmas stocking over a crematory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18