Barbara Baekelan (Julianne Moore), marries above her class Brooks (Stephen Dillane), and into the fortune of the Bakelite plastic family. Their good fortune affords them many comforts of life and Barbara is accustomed to entertaining the highest social circles even if only for show. But after the couple has their only son Anthony "Tony" (Eddie Redmayne), their lives change forever.
Their son Tony grows up to be homosexual and a failure in his father's eyes. Brooks eventually divorces himself from both Barbara and his son. As Tony becomes more introverted and closer to his mother, she thinks she can break him of his obsession to be gay by seducing him. But when that little "act" backfires on her, Tony kills his mother while ordering Chinese take out.
First Take (IFC)
Director: Tom Kalin
Writer: Howard A. Rodman
Producers: Iker Monfort, Katie Roumel, Christine Vachon