Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head.
This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.
What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.