Moonlight Mile (2002) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman and Susan Sarandon
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Close to being an autobiography for director Brad Silberling, who lost his fiance to a rabid stalker fan. Nonetheless, Silberling continues to say that he was able to inject a lot of emotions different from what he felt close to a decade ago. Still, doing it and seeing it as a film would have created some trauma in Silberling who had to wait for 5 years before deciding to make it into a film.
The timing was right as this new kid on the block, Jake Gyllenhaal, the brother of the Secretary, Maggie Gyllenhaal, was tailor fit for the job, and yes, maybe Hoffman and Sarandon were both busy 5 years ago to accept this kind of roles. Just the same, the storyline of being taken in as an own fiance-son after losing your own daughter was unique. The emotions wer heart thugging and this you have to tip you hat to Silberling who endured everything just to have this autobiography for us to see. (yes, its not an autobiography, i know.)