Answering machines facilitate the relationship between guitarist Phil Gideon and writer Julia Penn, but more binding are the premature deaths of their famous parents. Stumbling through adulthood, Phil and Julia learn brutal truths about their families, shattering long-held myths. Becoming parents, they face ghosts from the past while chasing their artistic dreams. More
Budding guitarist Phil Gideon and fledgling novelist Julia Penn are bound by more than just their artistic endeavors. His father and her mother died before their children could remember them, and were famous for the talents their offspring have inherited. While Phil enjoys early success in the music business, Julia flounders while trying to write, but their private lives are more tumultuous, bringing Phil and Julia even closer, except within the bedroom.
While answering machines keep the duo in touch, Phil can’t escape the parallels to his late father. Julia battles her maternal grandparents, who believe her dad caused their daughter’s death. Parenthood offers a measure of relief to Phil, but it strains Julia’s relationship with her long-time boyfriend Ray. Then an unexpected admission rocks everyone, leaving all uncertain about the future.