Synopsis by Mark Deming
Inspired by the work of playwright Tennessee Williams (the story is set in his hometown), Blossom Time tells the story of Francis (Laurel Holloman), a shy young woman who has been minding the family home and looking after her brothers ever since the death of her mother. While her brothers work at the mill during the week and go out drinking on Saturday nights, Francis has only her chores to occupy her time. Francis does have a friend, Amy (Michelle Bronson), who decides that Francis needs to get out more, so she introduces her to her cousin Dwight (David Orr). Francis and Dwight strike up an immediate rapport, but Francis's brothers don't want her to see him; they're slow to explain their reasoning at first, but in time they begin asking some questions about the mysterious death of Dwight's father. David Orr made his directorial debut with this film, as well as playing the role of Dwight.
brother, family-disapproval, death