A small-town gal is pushed to the brink of sanity in this dark comedy set in 1953. Distraught by her family's mistreatment of her shell-shocked brother and his untimely death, Anna (Michelle Williams) marries a gangster (Meat Loaf Aday), which only makes things worse. She decides her only hope for sanity is a transorbital lobotomy. But on the day of her operation, she meets sympathetic Tom (Tim Guinee). Can he stop Anna before it's too late?