Drama. By Rebecca Gilman.
Cast: 3m., 3w. Cleo and Dave have been happily married for years and have a seemingly perfect life in their beautiful home on the cliffs of La Jolla. Dave is a movie producer, Cleo, a talented chef and cookbook author. At the moment, Dave is caught up in the middle of trying to swing the deal of a lifetime. Everything is going well until Cleo instigates a reunion with Jennifer, the daughter she gave up for adoption 20 years ago. When the couple decides to welcome the young woman into their lives, Jennifer, thoughtless, self-centered and naively ruthless wreaks havoc! Wherever she goes, lies, chaos and disruption follow, until she manages to endanger everything her new-found "parents" have worked for—their long-time friends are deserting them and divorcing each other, Dave's business is on the rocks and their own marriage is unraveling. At length, Cleo find herself forced to choose again between living her own well-wrought life and forging a new relationship with her emotionally needy daughter. Is she—or is any adult parent—capable of giving up (and giving up on) her child for a second time? One int. set. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.