In a small prairie town in Saskatchewan a young boy must confront death when he sees each of his beloved pets and finally his father pass away. The story has some interesting moments, backed by gorgeous photography and good support from a wonderful assortment of character actors. But the
film is troubled by a tedious episodic development and a wavering score. Brian Painchaud and Douglas Junor are marvelous as two youngsters caught in circumstances beyond their control, and Jose Ferrer gives a fine comic portrait as the town drunk.