Eli Zeal Is About To Learn That To Err Is Human...But To Forgive Divine.
Academy Award nominee (1998, Best Actor In a Supporting Role, Boogie Nights) and Golden Globe winner Burt Reynolds, delivers an unforgettable performance in this incredible story o love, faith, and spiritual awakening.
Eli Zeal (Reynolds) is a bitter Jewish shopkeeper who is shot during a hold-up attempt by the 11-year-old son of a single mother in Washington D.C.. Distraught and with nowhere else to turn, the boy's mother Tyree Battle, played by April Grace (Finding Forrester, Magnolia), kidnaps the wounded Zeal and along with her son, flees to her small hometown of Waterproof, Louisiana-and a family she hasn't seen in years.
Thrust into the unfamiliar world of the deep south, Zeal finds himself surrounded by Tyree's brothers-one battling a severe brain injury (Orlando Jones), the other an angry alcoholic (Anthony Lee)-her hundred year old grandfather (Whitman Mayo) and a mother of irrepressible faith (Ja'net Dubois).
But as they work to nurse Zeal back to health, dark shadows begin to emerge from the family's past-f-rcing them to confront a dreadful secret that has torn them apart.
Filled with powerful performances from an ensemble cast, Waterproof is a heart-warming and beautiful story of the search for truth, and the power of forgiveness.