For the three Field girls -- Lou (Katharine Isabelle), Sandy (Kristin Adams) and Norma (Monté Gagné) -- growing up in the 1960s is no easy thing. Besides the usual temptations of sex and drugs, their family life is tense. Their mom, Mary (Miranda Richardson), is depressed. And their dad, an alcoholic ex-soldier named Jim (Callum Keith Rennie), is crazy: He once locked the family in a bomb shelter believing a nuclear attack was imminent. No wonder introspective Norma thinks she's going crazy too.