On a Clear Day is a dry, but heart warming tale of a single minded man getting on in years who wants to prove his worth to himself and his family, but isn't quite sure how. Frank was let go from his job in the shipyards because he wouldn't bow to the new blood coming in who felt he was old and outdated. He holds his ground, but finds that retirement leaves him only time to mourn the past. He sets his sights on swimming the English Channel and during that training begins to make up for being too busy for life. This is not a fast moving film, but is rich with great emotional acting that draws you into the lives of the people affected. Frank allows everyone to win and finds that the rules he grew up with aren't always the most important things.