Still reeling from a heartbreaking family event and his parents’ subsequent divorce, Tyler Hawkins discovers a fresh lease on life when he meets Ally Craig, a gregarious beauty who witnessed her mother’s death. But as the couple draws closer, the fallout from their separate tragedies jeopardizes their love.
Have you ever noticed how some people can teach you life lessons about who you are what you hold dear? Have you ever passed a stranger and wondered what tragedy they’ve endured in their lifetime? Have you ever asked why me…or better yet, why NOT me?
Life lessons are often the hardest to learn and you never know who’s going to be the instructor. Sometimes it’s an actual teacher who fulfills that role. Sometimes it’s a friend. Sometimes it’s a parent. And while you could argue that we really already know deep down the things these instructors reveal to us, it stands to reason that a reminder now and again about who we are and what we hold dear can and should serve as wake up call or guiding light as we navigate our lives.
And this film, well, I think it reinforces that the inner revelations we oftentimes try to ignore, deny, suppress, and trivialize should be recognized. And valued.
Thoughtful and touching, the film resonates after the lights come up. It’s been a long time since a film followed me home.
Kudos to the writers and the cast. Well done all around.