Straight-laced Joy Miles (Smith) thinks she’s taking a simple road trip to move her free-spirited mother-in-law, Loraine (Reed), from Louisville to Savannah. Complete opposites, the two women manage to tolerate each other—barely. Joy is consumed with work, an impending deadline and a high-stakes project. Reluctantly, Loraine, now widowed, is taking the next step in life, moving to a retirement community, no longer a preacher’s wife, but a woman on her own. Her insights about life and family tend to get under Joy’s skin, especially since Loraine’s words make Joy take a hard look at her own whirlwind life, her priorities, and what is really important to her.
As the weekend unfolds, with its many adventures, hilarious encounters and heart-to-heart revelations, the women come to see each other through new, appreciative eyes. Mile after mile Joy’s true affections for Loraine start to surface. She takes a front-seat-view of how this strong-willed woman is managing the emotional transition of learning to live life after losing her spouse. And despite their many differences, with light-hearted escapades at every turn, they discover how much they respect, and even need, each other.
Savannah Sunrise was directed by Randall Stevens, and written by James Mitchell, Thomas Torrey, and Gary Wheeler.
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