Izzy (Robin Tunney) is a young photographer and her partner Peter (Joel Edgerton) is assistant professor at an LA university. Newly engaged and madly in love, they find their idyllic world shattered by a random act of violence. But there is more than one victim to this indiscriminate crime as Izzy s parents, the eccentric Arlene (Cybill Shepherd) and sportswriter John (Elliott Gould) together with Peter s mercurial father Eddie (Scott Wilson) all become affected by the events. Can the couple and their close circle of family and friends find the strength to recover from the trauma? They key is not about looking at what happened but looking to what happens next.