A sexual sonata about the two men in their lives.
There are three women in the Langley household: seductive and confident 19 year old Mel (Portia Reiners); Maura (Mamie Gummer, 22, alienated, afraid and unable to pinpoint her place in the world; and Vivien (Karen Young), the mother, who is caught between a fierce independence and an almost agoraphobic attachment to home. They live together in a seemingly close household, yet each is very much alone.
The family's status quo explodes when Jeff (Jonathan Groff) walks into their comfortable yet broken world. Bright, handsome, ambitious and sure of his future at 22, he's also socially awkward and a sexual novice who's been infatuated with Mel since high school. Until then utterly convinced of his own decency, a confused Jeff finds himself gripped by desire he barely understands, and acting in ways that cross the line of right and wrong. Manipulator and manipulated, seducer and seduced, accuser and accused, he is eventually turned into the common enemy leading to a confrontation that results in beginning of the Langley family's painful, yet hopeful, reconciliation.