Debra Winger's acting career continues to follow a problematic path in this ambitious but unsatisfying drama about a mentally and emotionally dysfunctional woman who exposes smalltown hypocrisy through her child-like inability to tell lies.
Winger plays Martha Horgan, who lives with her wealthy widowed Aunt Frances (Barbara Hershey) on a ranch outside a small town in California. To help the outcast Martha become more sociable, Frances pays local dry cleaner owner John (Richard Riehle) to employ Martha as a clerk/cashier. Martha's
only friend is fellow worker Birdie (Chloe Webb), who is involved with unscrupulous redneck Getso (David Strathairn). Martha brings ...