Harrison Burke loses his job as trader at a prestigious Wall Street investment bank, so he moves back in with his parents . He eventually settles in, takes a job at his father's ice-cream truck business and rediscovers home.
Harrison Burke is a trader at a prestigious Wall Street investment bank who's living high on the hog until a round of downsizing renders him unemployed. Jobless and in debt, Burke moves back in with his parents in a quaint New Hampshire town, telling them that he's on vacation. Burke's descent into humility continues when he takes a job at his father's "Rocky Road" ice-cream truck business, competing for his old route with a teenager. Oh, and he discovers that his former girlfriend is now dating his old rival. Eventually, as he settles in, Burke rediscovers the charm of home and learns how alike fathers and sons can be. Written by
Harrison Burke is a Wall Street hotshot who has been downsized and returns to his hometown with his tail between his legs. After all he failed to accumulate much in terms of savings and even a roof over his head during the good years.
Harrison has to endure humiliation from the locals and his parents want him to find himself. His old girlfriend is now going out with a rich lawyer who wants to take her away to Dallas and Harrison decides to get on with the family ice cream business and turn it around by introducing a wider range of offerings.
This is one of these made for cable television films that seems to be squarely aimed at a female audience. Mark Salling from Glee tries his best to infuse the bland script with some characterisation. He is helped by Nicholas Campbell who plays his dad but my word that small town of his are full of unlikeable people. Even the local priest humiliates Harrison from the pulpit and it seems trying to better yourself is wrong. You also wonder what type of parents would not even open your son's gifts.
You kind of guess in this type of film that Harrison realises the error of his ways, learns the importance of family and rallying around the ice cream business. That is only because the script has little of substance as if it wants to go for a happy ending hence why the whole town suddenly turns up on the open day despite the poster with the messed up date.
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