A struggling writer, Jeff (Brad Rowe) is drawn to a mysterious young woman, Kelly (Rachel Blanchard), and has a passionate, but turbulent romance with her. Jeff is simultaneously attracted and confused by this woman who seems emotionally disturbed. The two drift apart until Kelly discovers she's pregnant. Jeff's father, Tony (Harvey Keitel) begins a war to save his son from this troubled woman.
Father and son are torn apart by this beautiful young woman whose behavior becomes more unpredictable and even violent causing Tony to pressure Jeff to abandon her and the baby. Jeff fights to raise the baby, and even offers to marry Kelly. Desperate for peace in her life, Kelly decides to move to the desert and take the baby. Crushed, Jeff is torn between his love for his child and his love for his own father. Will an unexpected twist bring the reconciliation so desperately desired?