Darkly comic gangster thriller. William H. Macy plays Alex, a disillusioned husband and father who just happens to be a hitman as well. Forced into the 'family business' by his overbearing father (Donald Sutherland), Alex is finding it difficult to reconcile his work with his family life. Deciding to go into therapy to discuss his problems, Alex meets Sarah (Neve Campbell) in the doctor's waiting room. Feisty and sexually adventurous, Sarah gradually becomes the object of Alex's obsessions. But when his father discovers that he may have betrayed the family secrets to Sarah and his doctor, Alex realises that he has put their lives in danger.