Academy Award Winner Reese Witherspoon joins Oscar Nominees Sam Waterston and Tess Harper in a "deeply moving film" (Los Angeles Times) about coming of age and the stirring feeling of first love in rural 1950s Louisiana. Fourteen-year-old Dani and her older sister Maureen have always shared everything but when a handsome boy moves into the house next door, the two sisters become rivals for his affection. When tragedy strikes, Dani and Maureen's lives are thrown into turmoil, and their family bond is the only thing that can keep their hearts from breaking. Relive Witherspoon's silver-screen debut in the touching tale Roger Ebert calls "a wonderful movie. . .a victory. . .a meticulously prepared masterpiece."