Fitting into a tradition that includes Beautiful Girls
, The Big Chill
, and Return of the Seacaucus Seven
, first-time director Tom O’Brien’s Fairhaven
takes a look at friendship and the trials and tribulations of impending middle age. However, where those films attempted to be sweeping generational statements, Fairhaven
has a much more intimate feel.
The director also stars as Jon, a onetime athlete who finds himself back in his hometown of Fairhaven, MA. He’s searching for meaning, love, and some idea of what to do with his life. He reconnects with his old pal Sam (Rich Sommer), a divorced father of a young daughter who loves...