I've never thought of the main character as handsome, but the man that loves him is a Native American that I was drawn to. He was so gentle and generous that you fall in love with him instantly. He's not your typical gay man type, so it takes you off guard, but you get over it quickly as you watch the Native love the main character in his own way.
His name is Pike and it was a perfect name. It just fit. (Yes, that was his first name.)
The towns people were just wonderful. Every single character had some great lines and fun things to do in the movie. It's almost two hours long and it just flew by.
I would like to think that in some small town in America, this story really could happen. I can dream and I shall. If you get a chance make sure and watch it. Very nice movie and it didn't do badly at the box office, I hear.
Here is a list of the characters. If you get a chance, rent it. Buy it, it'll be a great investment. :)
Cast overview, first billed only:
Arye Gross .... Henry Hart
Eric Schweig .... Pike Dexter
Tim DeKay .... Dean Stewart
Louise Fletcher .... Grace Cornwell
George Coe .... Sam Hart
Nan Martin .... Widow Thayer
O'Neal Compton .... Jim Soams
Corinne Bohrer .... Anna Rudolph
Veanne Cox .... Mary Margaret Bishop
Douglas Sebern .... John Cornwell
Parker Livingston .... Andrew Stewart
Cody Wayne Meixner .... Ben Stewart
Josie Adams .... Becky Rudolph
Mark Twogood .... Lloyd