Percy Talbott (Alison Elliott) has had few choices in her twenty-something life, but she'll make the most of this one, and she's chosen Gilead, Maine, as her new home.
The town's Spitfire Grill has offered her a second chance. It's not just the burnt toast at the diner, owned by feisty Hannah Ferguson (Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn), that has folks wondering about Percy. It's that she's been in prison the last five years.
This 1996 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner embraces viewers with its tender spirit. Moving performances, Lee David Zlotoff's sensitive script and direction, the glowing New England landscape coalesce into a movie of genuine and generous feeling.