The Boat Builder tells the story of an old salt named Abner (played by Christopher Lloyd, known best for his role as Jim from Taxi) who lives in Maine and is a curmudgeon in every sense of the word; the only thing that really brings him joy is building and tinkering with a sailboat in his yard (hey, it’s not a stereotype if it’s true).
That all changes when a young orphan named Rick wanders onto his property while hiding from bullies. The unlikeliest of friendships is formed and they both end up changing the other for the better.
A salty feel-good story? Sign us up.