"Greed is not a financial issue. It's a heart issue." (Andy Stanley)
Rory (Jude Law) is a very successful financial wizard who is living with his wife Allison (Carrie Coon) and two children in the lap of luxury in the United States. Although everyone else in the family is happy, he is not. He wants more.
"He who is greedy is always in want." (Horace)
Disregarding the others wishes, he flies to London, takes a job with a firm he used to work with, and rents a huge country estate. His wife hates the place.
"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more that is poor." (Seneca)
Rory feels like a champion and a winner, and he brags a lot about what he's done, a place he's keeping in the States, and his plans to buy an apartment for those week nights when he needs to stay in town. At a party at their mansion, Allison realizes that he sought the job in England, whereas he told her the firm had recruited him. The look on her face when she realizes he's lied speaks volumes.
"A house built on greed cannot long endure." (Edward Abbey)
Soon marriage, mansion, and job are in jeopardy. Will Rory make the right choices, or is it too late? This is the classic dilemma in a morality tale like this one.
"With greed you can buy anything. With love you can have anything." (Anthony T. Hineki)
The Nest was written and directed by Sean Durkin. It is a parable about the 1980s and the toxins that ruled the lives of greedy men like Rory and broke the hearts of women like Allison.