Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that weren't bad enough, Carrie does what none of the gang could imagine: she dumps him, as soon as best friend Rooster realizes she wasn't even honest. Carrie leaves for New York to pursue an undefined 'ambition', moving in with Simon Rhodes she vaguely knows. She starts a love affair with Paul Elliot 'Kilroy' Fraser. However he has his own nagging tragic secret, and her past needs dealing with. Written by
The director and producer took a good (not great) adult novel with an interesting plot and turned it into a teenybopper soap opera. The cast, without exception, was one-dimensional and juvenile, obviously chosen to appeal to viewers around junior high school age. Don't they think adults watch television? This film was the first movie my husband and I have watched on cable TV since we got our satellite dish over a year ago. Now we see what we have not been missing. I was interested in the previewing comments from several people who deplored the casting of Carrie. It's clear to me that this casting set the tone for the entire production, negatively in my view.
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