Eight years pass and Iris is still there, sewing bridal gowns for pregnant teenagers at her mother's Bluebell Bridal shop and taking refuge in vodka and self recrimination: the surrounding paraphernalia of weddings a constant reminder of her own failed marriage.
Her son Lonnie meanwhile has grown up into a shy and lonely teenager who tries to avoid the constant bickering of his mother and grandmother by retreating into a fantasy world of cowboy movies and Zane Gray novels, which he hopes will help him understand the death of his father.
To Iris there seems no escape, until a second brush with tragedy forces her to act before history can repeat itself...
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex)
|Gena Rowlands, Laura Linney, Emile Hirsch, Lee Tergesen, Fred Ward