Written by: Peter Hedges, Polly Platt and
J, Dulin Jones (uncredited – pre-production draft Kennedy Marshall)
Directed by: Scott Elliott
Alice and Howard Goodwin run a small dairy farm in Prarie Center Wisconsin, but because they are from the city, they are still considered outsiders by the locals. Despite this, the Goodwin’s feel that they and their two young daughters are living in a self-made paradise.
Things improve when a young couple with children move on the property adjoining, other former city dwellers and they feel they are putting down roots. But everything comes crashing down when their neighbor’s two-year-old drowns in the farm’s pond setting off a chain of crisies and accusations that will change their lives forever.