A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party… while he was still alive.
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A former war journalist now writing for a paper in Northern California is drawn into conflict at home.
The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
A mother intends to relocate Grandpa’s grave from the countryside to the city, where he could be re-buried with Grandma. However, her decision sparkles a conflict with Nana, Grandpa’s first wife. Nana is childless, and all she has is her husband’s grave. As a result, she fights flat out to stop Mother moving the grave. At first, Weiwei, caught between her mother and Nana, is turning the fight over the grave into a story on television, but after having spent time with Nana, she learns a new understanding of life. In the end, these three women of different generations, each facing her own problems in her love life, follow their hearts and make their decisions, which result in an unexpected ending to the incident.