Becks, played with a devil-may-care slacker attitude by Broadway vet Hall, is the type of thirty-something who leaps before she looks, which clashes with the very mindful lifestyle her pious mother (Christine Lahti) has crafted since her children left home. As she seeks refuge outside the house, Becks' (first and last) high school boyfriend (Dan Fogler) serves as her friend, whiskey-pouring sage and patron -- the bar he owns doubles as a place for her to gig and earn tips. Soon, someone catches her eye: Elyse (Mena Suvari), the bi-curious wife of her high school adversary. When Elyse hires Becks for guitar lessons, things get complicated.
Hall's performance in particular is strong, both as a singer and actor, and her chemistry with Lahti's nun-turned-mom adds an intimate, barbed layer of family drama. Unfortunately, the story stumbles when it comes to surprises: Becks runs headlong into a predictable set of problems in this story of arrested development.