Cody (Colm Meany) is a rough-hewn lobster fisherman on America's east coast. The business is not thriving, just treading water. His pretty wife works as a waitress to make ends meet and their only child, a nearly-teenage son, is getting bullied at school. So, there are family issues, although Cody's wife loves her husband and their life together very much. One day, as Cody brings up a lobster trap, to see the day's catch, he notices that he has also caught a bright green bunch of moss. Its so unusual looking that the lobster man throws it into a bucket to study. But, bad luck! Cody cuts his finger mightily and is in a panic. Putting his hand into the bucket, however, he is astonished to see the moss glow and HEAL his finger in quick order. This is magical moss indeed. On the way home, Cody finds a neighbor has just burned his arm severely, too. Out comes the moss and it heals this man as well. It isn't long before word spreads that Cody has a miracle plant in his possession, even to medical folks giving him huge offers of cash. At the same moment, one of the biggest bullies in Cody's son's class is diagnosed with stomach cancer. There is only a small clump of moss left in the bucket. What decisions will be made? This is a lovely film, in a lovely setting, with a lovely theme. The cast, mostly unknown actors, is great as the sturdy seaside folk while the venues, costumes, script and direction have very praiseworthy attributes. Most of all, the story's themes, a mix of realism and fantasy, make it a great choice for families everywhere. Don't rob yourself of this Lobster! Stop by the video outlets on the way home and give your loved ones a treat tonight.
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