(out of 5)
Has-been baseball player Mark Harmon returns to the town of his youth to attend the funeral of an old friend (Jodie Foster) who has committed suicide. While there, he reminisces about his teenage days (his younger self played by William McNamara), particularly the summer when he came of age and met the friend he has now lost. His relationship with her was what provoked him to become a somebody, and now his returning to his memories of her will help him reclaim his life all over again. It’s all perfectly average “I was never the same again after that summer” stuff, with overtones of Summer Of ’42 and everything else you can think of. Foster’s performance is memorable, while McNamara is weak in the role and the filmmakers rely too much on his apple pie looks to put the character across.
Screenplay by Steven Kampmann, William Porter
Cinematography by Bobby Byrne
Music by David Foster
Production Design by Vaughan Edwards
Costume Design by Robert De Mora
Film Editing by Antony Gibbs