The movie equivalent of broken-backed slippers and a comfy old robe, this made-for-TV weepie offers a sort of dramatic comfort zone. Before she starts college, Alison Dodge (Kristen Bell) boards a bus from her San Diego home to the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Over the summer, Alison plans to reconnect
with her estranged father, Al Dodge (Tim Matheson), whom she hasn’t seen since childhood. In Arizona, Alison manages to tolerate her second-rate living quarters in the one-horse town but cannot understand her dad's reluctance to forge a relationship. A solitary soul, Al earns his livelihood as a handyman, who drinks himself to sleep and refuses to commit to his casu...