In LAs Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the childrens acculturation and immigrant parents fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabels son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own familys ruptures secret from Rons visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss openly their grown daughters living with her lover, Carla. Around each table, things come to a head. A gun, an affair, a boyfriend, and a pregnancy precipitate crises forcing each family to find its center.