To move on to the future, she'll have to deal with her past.
Callie Thorne (TV's Homicide) delivers a strong performance as Rita, a hyperactive whirlwind of a mom trying to protect her son Matt from the past horrors that have marked them both. After surviving a relationship with Matt's violent father, she finds herself barely making ends meet ten years later. Tensions strain between Rita and Matt when she loses her job and he starts hanging out with the school delinquent and experimenting with petty crime. As Rita struggles to reinvent herself and protect Matt from the secrets of her past, she fights back with her only weapon, a spirited determination for a better life.