R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.
Although Dorothy wished Hermie only good things in her letter to him, still Hermie ended up facing several depressing incidents after she left him. Herman Raucher was severely depressed about not hearing from Dorothy after she left him. Hermie's sister's fiancee died in 1944. Hermie's father passed away when he was 20. Hermie's best friend Oscy died on Hermie's 24th birthday. Since the death of Oscy, Hermie was never able to celebrate a birthday again.
When I was 15 and my family came to the island for the summer, there weren't as many houses or people as they are now. The geography of the island and the singularity of the sea were far more noticeable then. And if a guy wasn't to die of loneliness...
A 1970s gas station sign is visible in the background (albeit with the logo covered up) when Dorothy is waving goodbye to her husband from the dock as he ships out.
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