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Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other. But who is this Harris, wonder her daughters, and what is he to our mother?

While Constance and Nina try to take stock of Anne's life and their own lives, their mother is tended to by a night nurse as she journeys in her mind back to a summer weekend some fifty years ago, when she was Ann Grant, a young woman who has come from New York City to be maid of honor at the high-society Newport wedding of her dearest friend from college, Lila Wittenborn.

The bride-to-be is jittery, and turns to her maid-of-honor, rather than her own mother, for support. Ann stays close to her friend, yet is even closer to Lila's irrepressible brother Buddy. Unexpected feelings surge forth once Ann meets wedding guest Harris Arden, a lifelong friend and intimate of the Wittenborn family. Ann's love for Harris will change her life, and those of her daughters, forever.

This movie jumps back and forth with flashbacks and present time. I didn't care for the present time story line. I was more into the flashbacks. I only watched the present time stuff to see if there were any clues to what ended up happening.

When Anne was younger, she visits her best friend Lila. She is to be the maid of honor in Lila's wedding. Lila's brother Buddy tells Anne there is still time to stop the wedding. He reveals how Lila has been in the love with Harris, the house keeper's son, since she was 15.

After what I think is the rehearsal dinner, Anne takes Buddy out for some fresh air. He's really really drunk. In fact, he's drunk all weekend. Harris comes out to help Anne. After Harris puts Buddy to sleep he joins Anne on a walk. During their walk, Anne reveals that Buddy had picked out a star for her, among other things. Harris asks if Buddy loves her. She says no. It was just something so when she saw those things she would think of Buddy. So Harris picks out a star to remind her of the man she kissed at her best friend's wedding. They kiss.

The next morning, Anne asks Lila if she really wants to go through with the wedding. Lila says yes. Turns out Lila told Harris she loved him and she would run away with him. But Harris did not return the feelings. So on with the wedding. At the reception, Anne gets up on stage to sing a song for Lila. Half way through the song, Harris joins her up on stage.

After the reception, Buddy tries to kiss Anne. Harris stops Buddy but then Buddy kisses Harris. When he realizes what he's done, he runs inside. Anne finds him and Buddy says he had a crush on Harris but isn't that way. He then pulls out a note Anne had wrote him a few years ago. He suggests they should get married and that Anne is his true love. Anne turns him down saying it wouldn't work.

Afterwards, Buddy joins the rest of the bridal party who are jumping off a cliff into the water below. Anne and Harris join just as Buddy jumps. After giving the crowd a scare by not surfacing, Buddy appears. Anne slaps him and tells him to be a man. She storms off. Harris joins her and she tells him to take her away from everyone.

Harris brings her to this little cottage where they do the wild thing. Not knowing as Buddy was following them, got hit by a car. The next morning, Anne and Harris arrive at the house learning Buddy died.

The movie then flashes forward to Anne running into Harris in the street. He's hailing a cab for him, his wife and son. Anne tells him she has a daughter and married the best man from Lila's wedding. Harris reveals he still knows which star is theirs. They part ways.

I had the same question older Anne had when she asked Lila, "Shouldn't one of us married Harris?" YES!! YES ANNE! YOU SHOULD HAVE! What happened that you two split up? You should have married Harris. Sigh.

Anyways, I enjoyed the flashback parts of the movie. I thought Patrick Wilson (aka Raoul from Phantom) looked yummy. If you have time to rent this go ahead. Or wait for on demand.

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You know, I started watching this movie but I never finished it and like you, I only liked the flashback parts of the movie.

The contemporary bits weren't any good. Like who cares about the sisters? LOL For me this movie was all about Harris. That actor is HOT!! And Buddy, he made me sad. He was so lost.

This was on the other day and I had it on in the background, just watching the flashbacks. I love when Harris goes on stage because he sees how nervous she is.

That guy is hot. LOL

Rowena- Ok so it wasn't just me.

Ames- Exactly! i could have cared less for the sister's storyline.

Harris was hot and yummy. Loved when he went on stage with anne. I also loved when he picked out their star and he still remembered!

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