For those who pay attention to such things, Loggerheads is an unusual departure for edgy Strand Releasing. This is about as mainstream as you can get, taking into account that it involves an unwed pregnancy and two gay characters. The subject is intolerance -- middle-American intolerance. Inspired by true events, the film interweaves three stories: a lonely drifter (Kip Pardue) longs for love and a sense of belonging; a minister's wife (Tess Harper) misses her adoptive son, who was disowned by the minister when he learned the boy was gay; and a sad, middle-aged woman (Bonnie Hunt) still mourns the child she was forced to give up for adoption 25 years before. Ironically, the saga opens in a North Carolina town called Eden. Good, but not great, Loggerheads is both touching and listless. Harper and Hunt are very good, as is Michael Kelly, as the owner of a diner who comforts the young drifter.
Director: Tim Kirkman
Producer: Stephen Hays, Lillian LaSalle and Gill Holland
Cast: Bonnie Hunt, Kip Pardue, Tess Harper, Chris Sarandon, Michael Learned, Michael Kelly and Robin Weigert