Dental hygienist Laura Pehlkes marriage has become sexless and dysfunctional. Because she drinks and smokes too much and has let her appearance go, she suspects her husband is cheating on her. When he suddenly dies, she finds herself buckling in to her controlling sister and mother who push her into initiating a lawsuit she doesnt want to pursue against her husbands doctor and sending her introverted, troubled son to an elite private school he doesnt want to attend. Things get more complicated when she finds her son has told classmates his father is a dead 9-11 hero, and her brother-in-law confesses hes always loved her, not her sister. Laura needs "a little help" to deal with her life.