"Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, sometimes there for just a moment and sometimes they remain for a lifetime," says Rigby Gray, a rock photographer in this mildly insightful series of interconnected stories about motherhood. She is really accelerating in her career when she discovers that she is pregnant. Upon hearing this surprising news, she asks her doctor: "How long do I have?" The doctor laughs and responds: "It's not a death sentence."
As Rigby tries to decide whether or not she wants to have this child, she draws closer to her own mother from whom she has been estranged for a long time. Meanwhile, other mothers and daughters are struggling with their own set of challenges. One mother is getting ready to meet the daughter she gave up for adoption; another is trying to comprehend why her Princeton-educated daughter is working in a low-paying service job. One is baffled by the news that her sister in not exactly the person she thought she was, and yet another is still siphoning cash off her mother and not introducing her to her boyfriend.
Paul Duddridge is the director of this lightly entertaining ensemble drama with a first-rate cast of actresses including Selma Blair, Susan Sarandon, Mira Sorvino, Christina Ricci, Sharon Stone, Courteney Cox, and Eva Amurri Martino.