Maybe this movie had extra meaning for me since I grew up in a small town in the South, and wanted to taste the bright lights eventually. Fortunately, I got to do that, although I never lost the hometown values--kept coming back to them.
Jean Smart remains an incredible and quite lovely actress, who can take movie goers through a wide range of emotions. I had not seen Tom Wopat previously, and I thought he played the part well. Interesting that in real life Jean Smart is the daughter of a teacher, and plays one in this movie.
I recommend this movie highly, especially for people who have dreamed of big city life and fame.