In a drawer are photographs of Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, chronicling their relationship from twentysomethng newlyweds to fortysomethings. On her vanity, is a photo from the pier. It was taken back when they started dating.
Neville closes the door and stares into the mirror. He shakes his head. She walks next to him and puts her arms around his neck. They gaze into one another’s eyes.
In black-and-white, a sheet hangs from a clothesline. Their two boys chase after a twentysomething Ronstadt. A twentysomething Neville hugs her from behind and she laughs.
Neville pulls away as she talks to him. He puts his hands by the ends of her hair. She puts her arms around his neck and hugs him. They sit at the dining table. He has his hands folded in front of him. She has her hand on her cheek.
A few years ago, she was sitting on a bench, upset. He put his arm around her and she walks away.
In current time, she leafs through the photos in the drawer.
Back in their 20s, she rests her hand on his chest by the clothesline and he starts to chase her again.
She kisses him as they dance. Their butler, with a towel over his hand, watches as they fall in love all over again. She touches his face and lips. The drawer closes. They lean into one another, their heads touching.
Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt nearly got divorced last year. He had moved out and lived in an apartment a couple of towns away. Meanwhile, she dated another man during their separation. It broke their sons’ hearts, seeing their mom and dad unwilling to talk to one another.
Their boys called both of them every day, hoping to get them to talk to one another again. The oldest boy dropped by his mom’s house at least twice a week. There, he met the new boyfriend. His first impression was that he was using their mom. She had talked of him moving in soon and the oldest boy put a stop to it, stating it was too soon.
Their youngest boy often took calls from his dad, crying into the phone, saying he can’t live without her. He asked his dad what happened between them. Neville explained they drifted apart. She told him they had been together for so long that she had forgotten she was. She needed time to be her own person. Neville tells his son he said things he shouldn’t have, which worsened the situation and a few months later, she kicked him out.
However, after dating several men, Ronstadt realized she took her husband for granted. He only wanted to be with her while she pushed him away. One weekend, she gave him a call and to her relief, he answered. They talked for a long time and decided to get together for dinner later in the week. A month later, he had moved back to his home and the divorce was off.
Director: N/A Year: 1989