The years have passed and Kevin Coulson, now studying to be a psychiatrist, returns to town. He still has issues over his mother Rachel's suicide and has his own mental health issues to deal with. Olive's son Christopher is about to marry and she invites Kevin to attend the rehearsal dinner they're having that night. Not surprisingly, Olive dislikes her future daughter-in-law, Suzanne, as well as her prospective in-laws. She invites Kevin to stay with them and invite him to the wedding the next day which has a few problems of its own.
Did You Know?
The line on the cocktail napkin in the bar, presumably written by Jim O'Casey, is from John Berryman's "Dream Song 235": "Save us from shotguns & fathers' suicides". The book in which this poem is published "The Dream Songs" was handed to Kevin Coulson by Jim O'Casey while in the car on their way to school. See more
Although the story takes place in Maine, you can clearly see the "MS" (Mississippi) registration code on a dry-docked boat. See more
There you go... happy, happy, happy.