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
It is the only Best Picture Oscar nominee that year that did not win any Academy Awards. See more »
The bruising around Frank's eye dissapears during talking to Henry and Jason at lunch but when reappears when talking to Matt outside. See more »
[both characters talking to Jason]
Best part of the cod. The outsiders, they won't touch it. Summer fisherman, well, they're part-timers like Frank here; get in your hair. As many as 80 of them now with licenses. Hmm! Should have put up a sign. Stay in your own backyard, or lose your traps.
See, Henry here is just sore 'cause I catch twice as much as he does with an old second-hand Bordreau.
Now, don't you listen to him, son. That boat is fine. She was my first. I kinda miss her, sometimes. And ...
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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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