Nine years ago Laura (Petra Wright) was a vivacious aspiring actress engaged to a talented young writer, and her smile came easily. Now, after her fiance's senseless death in a car accident she's married to a middle-class insurance man, has a young son, and is living the perfect soccer-mom lifestyle. But the mundane suburban landscape she drives through daily is vapid, her dreams are forever troubled by images of the car crash that took her lover's life, and she looks wistfully unhappy just tossing a salad for the family dinner. When her husband complains they haven't had sex for a month, she services him as if it were just another boring household chore. Laura soon grows distracted, withdrawn, and dissatisfied, so she tries therapy. That journey leads her to embark on an affair with a neighbor who also knows personal tragedy, and that liberating turn of events inspires her to return to the stage and her acting career. Will Laura choose her family? Will she choose her career? Can Laura reconcile the two? What about her lover and her husband, who just may be a philanderer himself?