In blue-collar Florida, a young man, Bubbs, bides his time working at the local Marina, helping wealthy boaters enjoy a life he cannot attain. His world’s inhabited by his mother, Mary, his friend, Kenny, and his well-traveled Grandfather, Frank. Whenever Frank returns to town, on his live-aboard sailboat, Bubbs must secretly visit him, due to Frank and Mary’s twenty-year estrangement.
When Bubbs’s longtime girlfriend dumps him, citing his inability to take action, he considers leaving this small town for the first time. Kenny and his sister, Corey, make it their mission to cheer Bubbs up by taking him out for a night on the town. By night’s end, Bubbs and Corey will make a romantic connection, further confusing his thoughts and plans.
Bubbs enlists Frank’s help and through many conversations about life and love, Bubbs makes Corey his girlfriend, deals with the fallout from Kenny and calms Mary’s motherly worries. Surprised Corey isn’t enough to extinguish his dreams of leaving, he shares his thoughts with her and, unfortunately, discovers she doesn’t feel the same.
Uncovering a history of abuse between Corey and her ex-boyfriend, Bubbs fights him, angering Corey. Coupled with a miscommunication, involving Bubbs’s ex, the two split. Bubbs finds no sympathy from Kenny, who sides with family. With these relationships shattered, Bubbs propositions leaving with Frank. Mary gets word and confronts Frank, railing him for a lifetime of wrongs committed. The next day, Bubbs finds Frank and his boat gone, having left in the middle of the night.
Ultimately, Bubbs must reconcile the numerous relationships with the family and friends he cares most about and come face-to-face with the decision to either stay for love, leave for adventure or a find a way to combine the two, capitalizing on the best of both worlds.
Awards: Audience Award, United Los Angeles Film Festival. Best of Festival, Logan Film Festival. Best Actor, Bare Bones Film Festival. Best Feature Film, Litchfield Hills Film Festival. Best Ensemble Cast, Breckinridge Festival of Film. Best First Feature, Marina del Rey Film Festival.
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