Vian (Sean Bean) has just been released from prison after serving time for beating a man to death while he was drunk. Moving in with his sister, Bethley (Kate Walsh) he is desperate for retribution, and a chance to put right his terrible mistake. Making a promise to himself to stay dry, he finds a job, even a girlfriend (Eva Longoria), and the future is looking up. But when an unexpected tragedy drives him back to the bottle, old demons wake, and Vian is faced with a final battle against alcohol, those who want to see him fail, and most importantly, himself. Will he crumble in the face of his enemies, or can he find the strength to fight his demons?