Jessica Lange and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this wicked suspense thriller about a young bride who becomes the emotional pawn of her controlling mother-in-law. Helen (Gwyneth Paltrow) thinks she has attained the perfect life when she moves with her handsome new husband (Jonathon Schaech) to the beautiful country estate of Kilronan. There she meets her mother-in-law Martha (Jessica Lange), a radiant southern widow who's passionately devoted to her only son. But behind this storybook existence lurk dangerous secrets and dark motives... and underneath Martha's genteel exterior is a manipulative and dangerous woman. Helen soon finds herself lured into a vicious web of deceit and betrayal that threatens her marriage, her newborn baby and ultimately her life.