The Wyeths – Lyman, a movie star turned ambassador, and his wife Polly, a Hollywood screenwriter turned G.O.P. grande dame – gather to enjoy Christmas in their luxurious Palm Spring enclave with their son, Trip, a TV show producer, and Polly’s sister, Silda. Everything changes with the arrival of their daughter, Brooke, who has just sold her second book revealing a family scandal about her dead brother. The air chills and the desert oasis is no longer a safe haven as the family’s painful secrets are exposed. Once again reality, or the perception of reality, threatens a dysfunctional American family in this drama which has received critical acclaim nationwide.
By Sheila Wickouski