Truman Korovin is a lonely, sharp-witted cab driver in Fairbanks, Alaska. The usual routine of picking up fares and spending his nights at his favorite bar, the Boatel, is disrupted when his girlfriend Emily dumps him on one of the coldest nights of the year. An acid trip seems like a good idea to help numb the pain, but when the trip goes sour, Truman winds up in the local 'loony bin' on what looks like a suicide attempt. During his stay, Truman spends time with an issue-laden therapy group where he gets re-acquainted with one of his old cab fares, a local stripper named Eleanor. He also befriends Elizabeth, an amusing old lady from the Seniors Home, as part of his therapy. Although his trip to the bin seems like a brief detour in his life, Eleanor and Elizabeth open up a new world to Truman. It might not always be a better world, but it's a new one; and the emotionally detached Truman finds himself right in the middle of it. At a point in his life when Truman was ready to be a spectator, he may just find himself caring enough to get back in the game.
|Directed by||Tom Hines|
|Written by||Michael Kamsky|