The story line is intriguing — sisters, Milly and Kate, witness the shocking suicide of their mother in the early '50s. As the plot develops, the two siblings each grow up to become involved with men heading off to Vietnam. And they soon both face the question of whether or not their man will return home from the war. Now a young wife and mother, Milly is forced to live with her mother-in-law, Joanna, while her husband, Gerald, is away on the USS Forrestal. At the same time, Kate must choose between her high school sweetheart, Peter, and her new hippie boyfriend, Van. Kate's family maid and close friend, Ruby Mae, discovers true love as well with her new boyfriend, Reggie, only to have him also whisked away by the war. Although touted as a Christian film — one based on events surrounding the real life tragedy of the USS Forrestal, "Summer of '67" doesn't clobber viewers with overt rhetoric, or with a heavy message. Simply put, "Summer of '67" merely tells an engaging, family-friendly story about people struggling to "do" life together during one of our nation's most difficult times.