Worlds collide in this romantic comedy set within the Portuguese fishing community of New Bedford, Mass. Though still young and beautiful, Celia Amonte (Sofia Milos), who lost her beloved husband at sea years earlier, has resigned herself to a lifetime of widowhood like her mother-in-law, Angelica (Lupe Ontiveros). But Celia's college-age daughter, Vicky (Emmy Rossum), has other plans. Vicky learns that professional gambler Charles Beck (Jason Isaacs), who's just blown into town to stay with wealthy friends (Seymour Cassel, Theresa Russell) and try his luck at the local casino, was entranced when he heard Celia singing traditional Portuguese fado
songs at a lo...