Frank Keane (Robert Carlyle) is grieving the death of his wife.

He goes to work at his bakery and attends a Support Class with other men who have lost their wives.  But……he is still grieving and nothing seems to help.

One day, he is driving his bakery truck when he is is passed by car that is weaving in and out of the lanes.  A little further up, Frank sees that that car has crashed and the driver, Steve Mills (John Goodman), although conscious, is in very bad shape.

Calling 911, the person tells Frank to keep Steve talking until the paramedics arrive.

Frank learns that Steve was heading to meet a childhood sweetheart since they agreed 40 years ago to meet on the 5th day of the 5th month of the 5th year after the millennium at the “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School”.

Ultimately, Frank goes in his place…..and by doing so, changes his life forever as he meets Meredith Morrison (Marisa Tomei).

“Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School” is sad and funny, depressing and jubilant.  An interesting, not exactly entertaining, movie about life and death and renewal.  An amazing cast.

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget



Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.

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