While travelling to a new job in California, ambitious doctor Benjamin Stone (Michael J Fox) crashes his car in a small South Carolina town and is sentenced to carry out community service at the local hospital.
Given temporary accommodation in a lakeside cabin, Stone’s sagging spirits are lifted when a beautiful girl emerges from the water.
Revelling in local idiosyncrasies, director Michael Caton-Jones gives the film a lovely golden glow as Fox’s dreams of becoming a rich cosmetic surgeon are put on hold.
It’s insubstantial, but corny fun all the same, and Fox is as charming as ever. The talented supporting cast includes Woody Harrelson, Bridget Fonda, and David Odgen Stiers. Look out for a neat cameo from George Hamilton near the end.
Dr Benjamin Stone
Michael J Fox
Henry “Hank” Gordon
David Ogden Stiers
K T Vogt