Sly and sneakily funny, Phil Morrison's debut feature takes the same Southern
clichés that usually add up to coarse culture-clash comedy and plays them
straight—well, almost straight. The story begins with a whirlwind romance that
leads Chicago gallerista Madeleine (Davidtz) into marriage with George (Nivola),
who fled his small North Carolina hometown for the big city. Heading down south
to woo an outsider artist and her husband's eccentric family, Madeleine manages
to alienate everyone with her kiss-kiss mannerisms and cosmopolitan
condescension. It's a film about first impressions—and kinder second ones.