An intense, distinctive drama about a young brother and sister who lose both parents in the same year and must grieve and try to grow up at the same time.
Warren is eighteen, his sister, Joan, is twenty. Their father has died of cancer, their mother has committed suicide - they're on their own, in a small town in Maine, under desperate emotional circumstances, with the holidays approaching.
Their situation worsens as their father's partner ruthlessly strips them of financial interest in the plant nursery he owned and an emotionally ghoulish uncle and aunt try to exploit them. And Warren becomes more and more puzzled by his attraction to a beautiful young single mother who used to work for his father.
Told from Warren's point of view, 'On This Day' develops into not only a moving story of two young peoples' struggle to make a place and a family for themselves but into a consideration of memory and the necessity to face the secrets of a family's dark past.