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This is a great little movie that few people have seen. It's about Al Fountain's business trip to the boonies. Al's an uptight, must to everything by the book kinda guy. Because of this, his workers make fun of him and his little boy is a little intimidated.
Once Al gets to the boonies, the work contract is cancelled. Al decides to try and find a lake he went to as a kid. This is the jest of the whole movie for me. Al realizes he is acting too "adult-like" and wants to find the inner-kid in himself. I think we can all relate to this on some level.
I won't ruin the whole movie because you REALLY need to see it, but by accident, Al meets Bucky (the Kid) and remembers what it is like to be carefree and childlike. I think in turn, that helps him with his familly life. Kudos to John Turturro and Sam Rockwell for their roles in this movie!
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