July 17, 2008
Michael has a strained relationship with his father. After he travels back home to his sister Jane’s house in order to celebrate his mother’s college graduation, he learns that his mother was killed in a car accident – in which his father was driving – while travelling to the same party. Through a series of flashbacks to his childhood, Michael recalls several experiences that caused the tension between him and his father as well as the bonds he has with his other family. During his time at home, Michael learns some surprising information about his mother, is able to spend some quality time cheering up his cousins, and begins a tentative reconciliation with his father.