The main characters in this movie can't seem to let go. Of their ambitions, their sorrows, or their perceptions of the way life should unfold. They all seem to be hung up on bygone expectations, missing out on potential happiness because they can't, or won't, be where they are while they're there. They are looking for a life that they don't yet realize they don't need, or want. The main character has abandoned his dreams a long time ago, as most in this film have to some degree, and is selfishly attempting to raise the money to buy an abandoned manganese mine. His uncle tries (in a way reminiscent of Andy Griffith) to force him to see what is right in front of his face. This movie has a dream like feel and it is hard to understand at first if you are not used to accents. One should not expect this movie to be action packed, but it is a heartwarming tale of a group of people trying to find their way through life, only to find it is not the epic and tragic journey they had once expected.