This film of Charles Evered's 2002 play Adopt A Sailor is an uncompromisingly human presentation of people responding to one another and examining the core of life's value. Charles Evered avoids every obvious pratfall to genuine dialog and avoided any trace of obvious candy-coated heart-tugging. More significantly, Charles Evered likes people, even the most self-absorbed, petty and thoughtless of us. This is drama without the trace of sneer.
Bebe Neuwirth is a knockout and an even better actress. Give this film a look and listen.
(2008 - USA)
Richard and Patricia are a dysfunctional but successful NYC couple who live on the affluent Upper West Side whose lives intersect with a young man from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas.
This sophisticated New York couple inadvertently sign up to “adopt a sailor,” during Fleet Week, only to have completely forgotten they’ve done so by the time he shows up at their doorstep. His presence not only throws their schedules off kilter, but brings a shift to their very outlook of the world outside their apartment. These three very different people eventually effect each other's lives in a huge way and find they have more in common than they might have ever imagined.