Craig Morrison (James Cromwell), a farmer in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick, is used to doing things for himself. Somewhat cantankerous and stubborn, with the help of his wife, Irene (Geneviève Bujold), he's managed to keep his farm going using traditional methods despite the domination of industrial agriculture in the marketplace.
When Irene's health begins to fail, Craig, a skilled carpenter, realizes he has to build a new home for them to live in, to make it easier for her to get around. But when a government inspector makes it his personal mission to halt construction on the new house, Craig has to fight for his right to build their final home.
Based on a true story.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in New Brunswick and Ontario. Director Michael McGowan and many of the cast members are Canadian.
What a beautiful love story. As a daughter of a parent with advanced stage Alzheimer's Disease, this tale completed resonated with me. The portrayal of a person with dementia was among the most accurate I have seen. My father's struggle mirrored that of the James Cromwell character. Perfect script, wonderful performances. What can I say, I loved this film...even though it was extremely emotional for me to watch.
Absolutely one of the best non-fiction films that Ive ever seen and Ive seen many. A must see for anyone who believes in compassion, courage and the ability to stand up for what you believe in.