While Father is away fighting in the Civil War Mother copes well in raising their “little women,” preparing them to act and think for themselves.
Jackie thinks her ex-husband’s new love Isabel, is unfit for their 2 children, but comes to terms with her when she contracts cancer, even becoming friends.
The patriarch of the Westons commits suicide; the surviving members of the family gather for his funeral & open wounds that may divide them forever.
On the 50th birthday of the son given up for adoption without her consent, a retired English nurse engages the help of a journalist to try to find out his fate. They discover just how cruel and heartless the convent that had taken her in when she became pregnant out of wedlock.
Courtney Hunt’s somberly realistic film focuses upon the distraught lives of those whom our politicians claim that they want to help, those left out of the American Dream. In upstate New York by the Canadian border Ray Eddy (Melissa Leo) is left with two sons and unpaid bills when her husband runs off with …