The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core. Written by
Many of the products used in the film are real regional products commonly found in seacoast Maine (i.e. Oakhurst brand milk). See more »
When Matt, Frank and Natalie are eating lunch Frank picks up his drink from Matt's point of view, but from Natalie's point of view a second later he is not holding a drink. See more »
Do you wanna know why our son is dead? Do you really wanna know? He went there not because of me. He was with her not because of me. He went there because of you. Because you are so controlling, so overbearing, so angry, that he was it! That he was our only son!
That is not true!
Oh, yes it is. Yes, it is. Ever since he was little, you were telling him how he was wrong. I remember, one time you yanked him out of a little league game and sent him home, for throwing his glove in the dirt. He was ...
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This film is dedicated to Andre Dubus and is based on his short story "Killings". See more »
I have friends who do not want to see dark movies. Too depressing, given the news these days. I can understand that.
But farce grows quite tiresome. Clever repartee is fine sometimes. Action films are frequently exhausting and you can only watch so many cars, trains, planes and buildings explode. Plus, you are hungry an hour later.
This movie is a rare opportunity to miss excessive violence, pratfalls and smart-mouthed kids, teenage titillation, explosions, chases, stock characters, overacting and thin plot contrivances.
Enjoy a movie where the characters are complex, the actors spot-on in their craft, and the story is compelling.
Or don't. "Independence Day" is probably on cable somewhere.
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