Don McKay, a high school janitor who leaves his hometown after a tragedy, returns 25 years later to rekindle a romance with his old flame, who is dying, but this homecoming brings McKay more than he bargained for.
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Don McKay is living a very lowly life as a janitor. Then he receives a letter from his high school girlfriend, Sonny, who announces that she is dying and that she needs him to come back home. But when Don arrives back in his hometown, he finds Sonny's doctor has a crush on her and has no intention of letting Don back into her life, and the rest of the town remembers the tragedy that drove Don away in the first place and they have no intention of letting Don come back, at least not without paying some dues.Written by
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When the taxi comes to pick Don up at Sonny's house the last time, it's obviously a different (younger) driver behind the wheel. When it cuts to the interior of the cab in the next scene, it's old Samuel driving the cab. See more »
I love Elizabeth Shue but what happened in this movie???? The acting was ordinary and whilst I understand it is a comedy or black comedy as some have suggested, it never really hits the spot. She seems very wooden in the movie and I was disappointed in her performance. I expected so much more. The plot is weak and never really gets there in my opinion. I had a few little laughs here and there although nothing side splitting. The woman who plays Shue's "housekeeper" or whatever she is supposed to be looks very familiar, however her name is not familiar to me. The old guy who plays the taxi driver is a great "character" actor and he is probably the best of the lineup.
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