Drama based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham. The story follows the lives of Bobby (played by Andrew Chalmers, Erik Smith and Colin Farrell) and Jonathan (Harris Allan and Dallas Roberts), two childhood friends who meet as students in a suburban Ohio school. From the moment they meet, Bobby and Jonathan are inseparable. For Jonathan, the unconventional Bobby is a connection to a larger world. For Bobby, Jonathan's family - and in particular Jonathan's mother Alice (Sissy Spacek) - represents a kind of stability that he hasn't known. As they grow up, the boys grow apart only to reunite in New York where, together with the free-spirited Clare (Robin Wright Penn), they invent a new kind of family.