R | | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
In the movie, Calvin tells Beth that he has begun to question whether he loves her anymore. In the book this doesn't happen. There are simply a series of arguments, and then Beth ends up leaving. At the end of the book, Calvin thinks Beth doesn't ... ...
Conrad "Con" Jarrett:
You woulda visited Buck if he was in the hospital.
Beth Jarrett: Buck would have never been in the hospital!
While Conrad is watching the swim meet and fighting outside of school, he has a red plaid shirt under a gray sweater. When he arrives back at his grandmother's house and the subsequent scenes, he has a white with thin blue stripes shirt and a beige sweater. This second outfit is what he wore for his date with Jannine, so the sequence at his grandmother's may originally have been intended to occur in the film between the date and the swim meet but later was moved to occur after the swim meet.
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