When a family gathers for a weeknight meal, a mother, a father, a son and a teenage daughter struggle to keep up appearances and feign politeness in the unexpected company of the girl’s boyfriend. But the veneer of togetherness soon cracks, and the quietly bubbling resentment finally boils over, as their festering regret and disappointment is revealed. People who are only themselves when they aren’t with each other discover that being together doesn’t mean they are not apart. Silence can be as destructive as conflict. This night, they will suffer both.

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