New York based jazz pianist Willie Conway heads back to his small hometown of Knights Ridge, Massachusetts for a high school reunion. The trip is as much to go to the reunion and see his old friends - none of whom left Knights Ridge after graduation - as it is to get away from his current life, at which he is at a crossroads both personally and professionally. He is just eking out a living with his piano playing gigs, and as such he is thinking about taking a sales job. He's also not sure if he's ready to marry his long time girlfriend, lawyer Tracy Stover. Most of Willie's Knights Ridge blue collar friends' best days were in high school, they still having that "trophy" mentality of girlfriends and wives. Only Michael "Mo" Morris is happily married with a family. Paul Kirkwood, whose room is plastered with magazine pictures of models, wants his waitress ex-girlfriend Jan back only because he knows now that he can't have her. And Tommy "Birdman" Rowland, who was the big man in high ... Written by
good times never seemed so good
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turned down a chance to direct, because he felt he couldn't do justice to Scott Rosenberg
's script, which placed characterization and dialogue above dramatic event. See more
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How long you been going out with your boyfriend?
About 8 months.
And it's good?
Yes, it's very good.
He makes you happy?
Yeah. I look for that in a man, you know? The ones who make me miserable don't seem to last.
References The Graduate
Can't Get Enough of Your Love Babe
Written by Barry White
Performed by The Afghan Whigs
(as Afghan Whigs)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group for the world excluding the U.K. and Mute Records for the U.K. See more