Keaton is the divorced mother of a six-year-old who lives in Boston, supporting herself by working as a lab technician and teaching piano, while her lawyer ex-husband (Naughton) is remarried and lives in Washington. Keaton is devoted to her daughter and seems reasonably content with her
simple existence until she meets Neeson, an Irish-born sculptor. She begins a torrid affair with him, which infuriates her ex-husband. Interpreting comments of his daughter as indicative of something amiss, Naughton charges Leo with molestating the little girl and launches a custody battle. Over
the course of the court fight, Keaton must decide whether her lover or her daughter is m...