Distraught wife Erin Tierney boards a bus bound for Atlanta to avoid the cops. She alights early in the quaint fishing community of Southport, North Carolina. In this picture-postcard idyll, Erin rechristens herself Katie Feldman and lands a job as a waitress at the local seafood restaurant. She also secures lodgings in a remote cabin in the woods, and enjoys a flirtation with hunky widower Alex Wheatley, who is coming to terms with his wife's death while raising two children, Josh and Lexi.
- Lasse Hallstrom