Comedy drama from film-maker Brett Haley. Blythe Danner stars as Carol, a retiree and widow feeling at a loss when she has to have her dog, her only companion, put down. With the encouragement of her old friends Georgina (June Squibb), Sally (Rhea Perlman) and Rona (Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to take up singing again. This passion for music also forms the basis of a new friendship for Carol with her pool cleaner Lloyd (Martin Starr). Meanwhile, romance could be on the cards with the appearance of Bill (Sam Elliott), but Carol must face her fears of commitment if she is to accept a new companion.