I love everything about this movie. To me its near perfect. I used to have a copy on VHS and I reckon I worn it down. Its a movie with style and form and it flows really well. The story follows Willie (Timothy Hutton) who returns to his home town for the high school reunion. Its the first time back since he graduated and he is reacquainted with his old gang. Now some 15 years older they have all moved on... some for the better, some for the worse... and some are stuck in the same loop. Its a massive ensemble case (see the poster) and all of the players are perfectly cast. Particularly good are Natalie Portman, Max Perlich and Mia Sorvino. The movie manages to balance the humour with the drama really well and its difficult to distinguish which genre it actually is... it sort of plays out like The Big Chill with moments of laugh-out-loud and moments that are really moving. The small town locations during winter are used really well and add to the movie's charm. Love it.