Eloquent acting -- in fits and starts -- can't make up for the movie's glib, off-putting calculations.
Gyllenhaal, in the pivotal role, brings a scruffy, boyish charm to the proceedings, but his big scenes with Hoffman and Sarandon are one-sided - he's not in the same league, and comes off as a bit of a cipher. show more
Not many movies know that truth. Moonlight Mile is based on it. show more