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
Did You Know?
The scene where the cast breaks into a rendition of "Sweet Caroline" in a fictitious, small-town New England gin mill predates the tradition started in 1997 by the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park faithful who have joined in the singing of the Neil Diamond
classic ever since. The film's tagline, "Good times never seemed so good," is taken from that song's chorus. See more
Paul's tie when deciding whether or not to go to the reunion. See more
I just want something beautiful, Mo.
Michael 'Mo' Morris
We all want something beautiful, Willie.
That's How Strong My Love Is
Written by Roosevelt Jamison
Performed by Roland Gift
Courtesy of MCA Records for North America and London Records for the world exclusive of North America See more