An intense psychological drama revolving around a
dysfunctional family and the 3 generations of remaining family members.
Hiding a slipping reality and a battle with her psychosis,
Shirley faces the Internet, and loss of control to save herself,
her family, and beat her demons.
Shirley has quit her teaching job and bugs her neighbors for menial
labor. Her 35 year old daughter, Chase, has driven her husband
out of the house and her life. Her long distance runs around the
lake have become jogs around the block, never seeming to cross the
yellow center lines on the street.
As Shirley’s life spirals out of her control, Chase accelerates
her accusations, as her daughter, Charlene, becomes a wild child too,
running away from home with an older boy. Soon Shirley
can’t leave the boundaries of the house, and has wrapped the house in
plastic. Discovering the internet and chat cams, she realizes
that the only experience she might have with her family is over the
Chase and Charlene have there own designs on Shirley.
As Shirley’s attempts to beat her psychosis fail, she makes a decision
that is interrupted by a chat cam conversation with Alex and Charlene
threatening her daughter, and granddaughter, and hints at being part
of her psychosis.
Shirley’s attempt to beat her psychosis and rescue her family leads to
a confrontation with herself in the middle of the street.
Ultimately, not everyone can beat their demons, and, like Shirley, must
find a way to deal with them.
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