Abner is a widower living a reclusive life in a coastal town. Having alienated his family and withdrawn from the small, tight-knit community, he spends his days building a sailboat in his yard.
When neglected 9-year-old orphan Rick (Tekola Cornetet) hides on Abner’s property, the irascible old sea captain reluctantly agrees to protect the lonely boy from a gang of local bullies on one condition: that he help him nish his half-built boat.
Both have found themselves on the periphery. Abner’s daughter Katherine (Jane Kaczmarek) wants him to move to a residence for seniors, or “a garbage dump for old trash”, according to Abner; while Rick’s uncle plans to send him to a children’s home.
The pair gradually forge an unlikely bond as the boat becomes their one chance to escape from the seaside village that harbours their misery.
“A believable, light-hearted dynamic between the two leads… A great lm for young families” – Nerdgeist
“He (Cornetet) and Lloyd are like old buddies or relatives that share a bond almost instantly. The chemistry is effortless”
– Reel News Daily