This is a story about grief and all the emotions it entails. A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat in a remote area on the shore of one of the Great Lakes, North America. A business associate comes to urge him to return to work, but relents when he sees his state. This is when viewers get more of a hint of the tragedy that he has experienced. Rather than push him further, the associate agrees to let him take all the time he needs. He passes the winter in this desolate location grieving desperately and gradually repairing the boat though other boaters have left for the winter. In the meantime, he makes friends of a widower sailor and a world-weary waitress at the marina. Through the slow moving yet beautiful and well played drama in this gorgeous lake setting, viewers come to know how he has reached this point in his life. By the early spring, he is feeling stronger and is ready to face society again. He sells the sailboat, now...
Every past hides a secret. Every life has a journey.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality, brief strong language and thematic material
30 October 2011 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $689,
27 May 2012
Gross USA: $30,655
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $30,655
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Did You Know?
The Young Mariner's much-dilapidated (some would call it a "wreck") sailboat, the Hesperus, is a reference to the poem Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. See more
The Ancient Mariner
Sometimes, when you get to where you're supposed to be... it's too soon.
Referenced in Miles to Go
Performed by The Foc'sle Singers
From the recording entitled Foc'sle Songs and Shanties, FW02429
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings C 1959
Used by permission. See more