Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) has never experienced warm feelings for his son-in the black. No, it is, of course, the modern woman and not a racist, but still there are some things that transcend through difficult. On this occasion, her daughter had many quarrels and mutual curses. Now it all seems so silly and inconsequential. Now that her daughter is gone – she died in a tragic car accident. And soon there will be and the most Lucinda, who has been diagnosed with cancer. At this point it appears on the verge of a young widower Sherwin (David Oyelowo), who came to mourn his beloved wife in the society hated mother in law.
The two never not understand each other, but they did not speak from the heart never. The first words and thoughts are full of contempt and ill-concealed hatred. But killed and rallied general grief, Lucinda and Sherwin, after so many years of love finally feel a connection and understanding. This is not friendship and family, but there is still five nights in Maine for which tёscha and son help each other at least a little to heal the bleeding wounds and feel calm.