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R | | Drama | 20 October 2004 (USA)
A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while dealing with her family, employer, and other residents of her small town.

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Tim Daly (as Timothy Daly), Clark Mathis

Writer:

Peter Ferland
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vinessa Shaw ... Molly
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dennis
Patrick Burleigh ... Joel
Tim Daly ... Happy
Amy Van Nostrand ... Jodi
Marsha Mason ... Helen
Edward Herrmann ... Lloyd
Michael C. Hall ... Jonathan
Charma Bonnanno Charma Bonnanno ... Customer #1
Piper Goodeve Piper Goodeve ... Jill
Marissa McGowan Marissa McGowan ... Bride
Sam Daly ... Kenny
Joshua J. Masters Joshua J. Masters ... Groom
Sam Lloyd Sr. Sam Lloyd Sr. ... Old Man
Jeffrey Dreisbach Jeffrey Dreisbach ... Sheriff
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A young Vermont widow is haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while dealing with her family, employer, and other residents of her small town.

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widow | vermont | independent film | See All (3) »

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Life can change in a flash.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De Volta à Estrada See more »

Filming Locations:

Vermont, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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I thought this movie was very emotional and the certain scenes from it will replay in your head for days afterward.
9 June 2005 | by kathy_fortSee all my reviews

This movie was worth watching if you don't like to have to story line of movies "spoonfed" to you. Molly's loss of her husband had made her unpredictable and miserable, and I can relate to her fear and depression. It was probably the most realistic portrayal of someone who has lost a loved one that I have seen in a long time, and her actions, although irrational, made the viewers understand how desperate she was to be in the presence of her dead husband. I believe the reason that she did those crazy things that she did was so she would feel Joel's presence around her.

She wasn't interested in moving on in a relationship with someone else, she was putting all her energy into making everyone in her life think she was over her husband's death.

I thought this movie was very thought provoking and made me realize how fragile the human mind is, and how people deal with loss and grieving.


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