Jayne (Parker Posey) and Laura (Demi Moore) are about to take on the first man they just might not be able to handle: their seventy something year old father Joe (Rip Torn). Dutiful daughters returning to the house they grew up in, Jayne and Laura are forced to take a closer look at their own not so perfect lives while dodging childhood memories. Laura suspects that Joe needs full time care, but Jayne refuses to believe that their father s condition is that serious. Jayne s compulsion to escape reality only increases Laura s attempts to yank her back down to earth. Meanwhile, Joe still sings and plays the blues on his prized guitar, and the lively widower even has a new ladyfriend, shameless and sassy Shelly (Ellen Barkin). But as the visible moments of their father s impending senility increase, the family dynamics spiral out of control. Tensions flare as the close sisters must also juggle their own very different lives Laura s busy environmentalist work schedule and mother of three small children, and Jayne, desperate to finally have a baby with her workaholic art dealing husband Jackson (Christian Camargo). Their adventures back home are not without magic, mischief and mayhem, and even a search for buried treasure in the backyard! In the end, any tears that Jayne and Laura might shed will be happy ones.