Mabel Longhetti, the wife of Nick, a Municipal construction worker in LA, is lonely and desperate. She craves happiness but gets increasingly unstable especially when there are people around. She is fraying and coming undone because of the varied influences and demands that the society has imposed on her. Nick is convinced that her volatile behaviour may become a threat to his family and thus, he commits her for six months to an institution. With three kids to raise, he awaits her turn but that is not all what's in store.