Grizzled patriarch Beverly Weston hires a Native American woman called Johnna as a live-in carer and cook for his pill-popping, terminally ill wife, Violet. Soon after, Beverly drowns in the local lake. Violet telephones her three daughters for support and they dutifully, if reluctantly, rally to her desperate cause. As the dysfunctional clan settles around the dinner table, drug-addled Violet insists on serving up bile-slathered insults alongside Johnna's lovingly prepared meal.
- John Wells